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Interview Tips to help you get that perfect job in Exeter

AllExeterJobs is intended to assist people find jobs in Exeter or to find jobs near Exeter. With the recruitment market now more competitive than ever before, you need to give employers even more reasons to pick you when you get to the critical stage of being invited to interview.



The first 30 seconds of a job interview are critical. Here are a few helpful tips on what to expect and what to consider for your job interview.

Job Interview checklist



  1. it's a good idea to 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 Exeter you could get a route map from google maps so you can pin point the place to be before hand, or why not make a trip there the day before to avoid any grief on the day

  3. do some background reading on the role and company before the interview, a few minutes at your computer typing the company's name into Google will be time very well spent. Scan through the company's about us page and any additional data you can find. Your interviewer will be impressed if you have some understanding of the company and its background

  4. Re read through the job advertisement to refresh your memory as to what the job involves and what the employer is looking for

  5. 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 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 dress in a similar way then you're on the way to fitting in at your desired new job!


Be on time!


It is key 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 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 restaurant 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 a very important aspect while on your interview and can make a real difference in how you present yourself. If you often look away when speaking to someone, you are viewed.may come accross as lacking confidence or not interested or even being dishonest. So always answer the questions with eye contact, but without glaring.


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, never forget to 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'd like to get, however ideal you think you may be for it.



If you do not get the job after an interview it is a wise suggestion to run through the interview with someone and try to have them to identify any areas where you could have done better. There will be more jobs to apply for in the future and any less that perfect 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 Exeter - the main thing is to find the right one for you!

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


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