AllReadingJobs is intended to assist people find jobs in Reading or to find jobs in the area of Reading. With the recruitment market now more competitive than ever before, you need to give recruiters every reason to pick you when you get to the key stage of being invited to interview.
The first 30 seconds of a job interview are hugely important. Here are some hint and tips on what to expect and what to consider for your job interview.
Job Interview checklist
Rightly or wrongly, looks often make a difference, be smart and look professional. give consideration to the company you are applying to - how do your potential future colleagues dress for work? If you already look the part then you're on the way to fitting in at your desired new job!
Try to keep in mind that you never get a second chance to make a great first impression, so make sure you're prepared. Aim to arrive 20-25 minutes before your interview time, that way if your bus is late or you get stuck in traffic you'll still arrive 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 report to the front desk 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 always look away when speaking to someone, you might well be seen as lacking confidence or not interested or even being dishonest. So always answer their questions with eye contact, but don't stare so hard it looks odd!.
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, always smile and be attentive.
Alas no matter how prepared you are the reality is that you are unlikely to be offered every job that you apply for, however ideal you believe you may be for it.
If you do not get the job after an interview it is time well spent to go back through the interview with someone and try to have them to identify any areas where you could have done better. There will be other interviews in the weeks to come 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 Reading - the main thing is to find the right one for you!
AllReadingJobs wish you the best of luck with you job hunting!