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Interview Tips to help you get that perfect job in Crawley

AllCrawleyJobs is custom made to help people find jobs in Crawley or to find jobs in the area of Crawley. With the careers market now more competitive than it has been for some time, you need to give recruiters even more reasons to pick you when you get to the key stage of being invited for a job interview.



The first 30 seconds of a job interview are very important. Here are a few helpful tips on what to expect and things to think about for your job interview.

Job Interview checklist



  1. Make sure you double check the time, date and location of your job interview

  2. Plan the route the day before, eg if you are being interviewed for a job in Crawley you could get a route map from google maps so you can pin point the place to be before hand, or even make a trip there the day before to avoid any strain on the day

  3. read up on the position and company before the interview, a few minutes spent typing the company's name into Google will be time very well spent. Read the company's about us page and any further information you can find. Your interviewer will be impressed if you have a reasonable understanding of the company and its background

  4. Re read through the job advertisement to ensure you are confident you know what the job involves and what the recruiter is looking for

  5. your CV and have a good think about exactly why you think you'd be ideal for this job



Look Good, Feel Better


Rightly or wrongly, looks sometimes 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 look the part then you're on the way to fitting in at your desired new job!


Be on time!


Always keep in mind that you never get a second chance to make a good first impression, so make sure you're prepared. Aim to arrive 20-25 minutes before your appointed interview time, that way if your bus is late or you get stuck in traffic you'll still arrive promptly. 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.


Smile and look the interviewers in the eyes


Eye contact is important to get right while on your interview and can make a real difference in how you present yourself. If you always look away when speaking to someone, you may 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!.


Be enthusiastic and positive


During your job interview always be enthusiastic. Do not be negative or mention any bad points about previous employers. Focus on your achievements and optimistic views, always smile and be attentive.


Finally, don't give up your job hunt!


Alas no matter how prepared you are the reality is that you are unlikely to be offered every job that you try for, however well suited you think you may be for it.



If you do not get the job after an interview it is a good idea to retrace the stages of the interview with someone and try to have them to identify any areas where you could have done better. There will be other opportunities in time and any failed 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 Crawley - the main thing is to find the right one for you!

AllCrawleyJobs wish you the best of luck with you job hunting!


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