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Job interview tips

Michael Page has over 40 years’ recruitment experience, collectively our consultants have interviewed thousands of candidates for roles across a wide range of speciality areas. Every day we help people with their job searches; tailoring CVs, fine-tuning cover letters and giving advice on opportunities in order to progress talented individuals within their careers. Regardless of whether you are a recent graduate or a seasoned professional, a key aspect of any career is the job interview.

There are many people who dread the initial meet and greet with potential employers. For some, meeting new people, answering challenging questions and selling yourself as the perfect candidate makes for a stressful encounter. The need to impress an interviewer can place enormous pressure on an upcoming meeting. Understandably, there is a lot on the line, this job might be the stepping stone to the beginning of your dream career or it might be the job opportunity of a life time. However, the uncertainty of a job interview is very often a significant factor as to why professionals feel so nervous. Thorough preparation can help with this anxiety and stress during the lead up to your next job interview.

Whether your initial meeting is via telephone, video call or a traditional face-to-face interview, first impressions count and when competing for your dream job you want to be sure you impress. A job interview is the first formal meeting with your prospective employer, not only will the interviewer be assessing your skills and experience, they will also be trying to gauge your personality and whether or not you will be a good fit within their team. Similarly, it is a chance for you to assess the organisation and whether the overall workplace culture is one that will enable you to successfully progress within your career.

We understand how important it is to impress during a job interview, so we’ve developed a range of job interview tips to help you best prepare for your next meeting. Our team of experienced recruitment consultants can offer advice on how to best approach a competency-based interview or a strength based interview, how to build rapport in an interview and even negotiate your salary.

Explore our top tips and advice to ensure you present as a composed and confident candidate at your next job interview.