- Don’t be late
Plan your journey and leave in plenty of time.
Be polite and professional with any staff you meet before or after the interview, and never be rude to receptionists – first impressions are important. Answer questions positively, be enthusiastic about the job and avoid being rude about your previous employers or university tutors.
- Body language
Give a firm handshake to your interviewer(s) before and after the session. Once you’re seated, sit naturally without slouching in your chair or leaning on the desk. Throughout the interview, remember to smile frequently and maintain eye contact.
Answer all questions clearly, explaining how your skills and experience are relevant to the role. If you don’t understand a question ask the interviewer to clarify before answering. Speak slowly and concisely.