Tips for Interviews

1. Decide if you want the job.

2. Research the company, the role and any key personnel/policies/products.

3. Run through common interview questions, practicing your answers and developing how you want them to be received.

4. Dress smart and comfortable.

5. Arrive at the location 45 mins early but don’t go in till 10 mins before the interview.

6. Firm introductions. Practice your hand shake, be clear with your name and listen to instructions.

7. This is a sales pitch. First rule of sales is listen to what the customer wants, ask a few open ended questions, find out what they want.

8. During the interview be focused on getting the job. If the job has aspects you aren’t comfortable with, do ask for clarification on these areas, but don’t decide that the job isn’t for you, mid interview. That can be done after it’s been offered to you and you have had space to think about the whole picture.

9. Ask questions, you’ll be given the opportunity, perhaps during the interview or at the end, it’s your opportunity to look interested and informed.

10. Good luck.

Working

People who moan about their job are usually too blind to see that having a job is a privilege.

Those who’ve experienced a pay packet not knowing where the next is coming from, I’m sure will agree.

It’s not to say every job is wonderful but even bad. Jobs are stepping stones to move forward from.

Haven’t been on here for a while.

Not posted for weeks, well months, it’s simply been that busy.

All the same have decided that no one had missed the blog and as such concluded it’s because I have written most posts in a diluted and commercially sympathetic style. Rarely has a post been opinionated or related to controversy.

Apparently that’s what makes a good blog, divide opinion or create confrontation.

I get it, no one wants to read their own thoughts, delivered by someone else. Unless those thoughts are romantic or fictional or otherwise.

So new and original material coming.

Look out …