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Interview Tips to help you get that perfect job in Bath

AllBathJobs is 100% focused on and designed to help people find jobs in Bath or to find jobs near Bath. With the recruitment market now more competitive than ever before, you need to give recruiters lots of reasons to pick you when you get to the critical 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 how to prepare 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 prior, eg if you are being interviewed for a job in Bath you could get a route map from google maps so you can pin point the place to be before hand, or even better make a trip there the day before to avoid any grief on the day

  3. Research the job and company before the interview, a few minutes spent typing the company's name into Google will be time very well spent. Scan through the company's about us page and any further information you can find. Your interviewer will be impressed if you have a good knowledge of the company and its background

  4. Re read through the job advertisement to remind yourself what the job involves and what the company is looking for

  5. Re read your CV and have a hard think about exactly why you think you'd be well suited for this job

Look Good, Feel Better

Rightly or wrongly, looks sometimes make a difference, be smart and look professional. Bear in mind the company you are applying to - how do your potential future colleagues 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!

Be on time!

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.

Look the interviewer in the eyes and smile

Eye contact is important to get right while on your interview and can make a important difference in how you come accross. If you often 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 unenthusiastic or mention any bad points about previous employers. Focus on positive achievements and optimistic views, never forget to smile and be attentive.

Finally, don't give up your job hunt!

Unfortunately the reality of life is that you are unlikely to be offered every job that you apply for, however well suited you believe 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 discuss 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 Bath - the main thing is to find the right one for you!

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

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