AllGatwickJobs is intended to assist people find jobs in Gatwick or to find jobs close to Gatwick. With the job market now more competitive than it has been for some time, you need to give employers even more reasons to pick you when you get to the important stage of being asked to interview.
The first 30 seconds of a job interview are really key to your success. Here are some hint and tips on what to expect and things to think about for your job interview.
Job Interview checklist
Rightly or wrongly, looks often make a difference, be smart and look professional. Think about the company you are applying to - how do your potential future co-workers dress for work? If you already dress in a similar way then you're on the way to fitting in at your desired new job!
Always keep in mind that you never get a second chance to make a excellent first impression, so make sure you're prepared. Aim to arrive 20-25 minutes before your interview is booked to start, that way if your bus is late or you get stuck in traffic you'll still arrive bang on time. If you arrive early, you could wait nearby at a cafe or have a quick stroll around the locality thinking about what you plan to say in your interview. Aim to arrive at reception exactly 10 minutes before your scheduled interview time.
Eye contact is a very important aspect while on your interview and can make a important difference in how you present yourself. If you constantly look away when speaking to someone, you might well be seen as lacking confidence or not interested or worse still being dishonest. So always answer the questions with eye contact, but without glaring.
During your job interview always be enthusiastic. Do not be unenthusiastic or mention any bad points about previous employers. Focus on your achievements and optimistic views, never forget to smile and be attentive.
Unfortunately the reality of life is that you are unlikely to be offered every job that you'd like to get, however ideal you think you may be for it.
If you do not get the job after an interview it is no bad thing to retrace the stages of the interview with someone and try to have them to flag up any areas where you could have done better. There will be other opportunities in time and any unsuccessful interviews should be looked upon as part of a learning process.
Don't forget that performing well at an interview is a skill and it can be learnt and improved with help and practice. There are plenty jobs in and around Gatwick - the main thing is to find the right one for you!
AllGatwickJobs wish you the best of luck with you job hunting!
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