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    I have finally got an interview, it is next week. Anyone got any tips for me when going to an interview, ive had one before and i thought i did alright but maybe some tips would improve me.

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    Is this for a job?
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    Don't assume you have to dress really formally, it depends where the interview is. I made a huge mistake like years ago I went for an interview at the disney store in shirt,tie, black shoes, smart pants etc, when I got there everybody was alot more cheery which made sense when I thought about it.

    On the day make sure you have nice fresh hair, clean fingernails, etc. It does make a difference. You want to appear fresh. Once you get in there try your best to smile without looking weird. Sit up straight, don't lean against the back of the chair, and don't fidget with your hands. Look the interviewer in the eyes, or in the third eye if it becomes uncomfortable, that is the spot just between their two eyes. If you didn't know already, it's quite possible to stare hardly into this spot, and to somebody else it will just look like you're maintaining gentle eye contact.

    The interviewer will of course ask questions which you need to give good developed responses to. It's a good tihng before you go in to think about your responses to questions like "Tell me a little bit about yourself." Try to respond with a bit of structure, so for that I would try to think of three things about myself,
    - I'm very motivated, throughout my schooling life I've always set myself high targets and am used to puhsing myself to meet them.
    - I like to work with other people, I find that I react well when asked to work in a team. For example ..blah blah blah
    - and one more

    Finally just try to sound enthusiastic, nod when they're telling you about the job so you look like you really want it. Laugh at their jokes. Because whilst you're trying to sound like this committed, motivated positive person, you also want to seem human, somebody who they can work along side. Use appropriate hand gestures when you're telling them about yourself.

    Where is it? If it's a group interview then alot of what I've written is pointless. Similarly if it's like the disney store then not so much on the formal stuff.
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    yeah it is an interview, they didnt tell me it was a group interview, it is for a bedding shop, sheets, pillows, duvets etc. they do dress smartly, i will be wearing black shoes, black trousers, blue shirt, grey zipped new york hoodie, it will be unzipped so they can see im wearing a shirt, i will probaly take the jacket off, do you think i should?
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    (Original post by james101)
    yeah it is an interview, they didnt tell me it was a group interview, it is for a bedding shop, sheets, pillows, duvets etc. they do dress smartly, i will be wearing black shoes, black trousers, blue shirt, grey zipped new york hoodie, it will be unzipped so they can see im wearing a shirt, i will probaly take the jacket off, do you think i should?
    Hmm, Is it a good idea to be wearing the hoodie?
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    why not? i dont like walking about wearing just the shirt, i want something over it. Should i take it off when i go into the room with him, i should put it on the back off the chair?
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    ive just got another interview, thats two in one day! wow, if i dont get at least one of them i will cry, lol.

    Anymore tips, the other one is a recruitment event, any tips for that?

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    (Original post by james101)
    ive just got another interview, thats two in one day! wow, if i dont get at least one of them i will cry, lol.

    Anymore tips, the other one is a recruitment event, any tips for that?

    Thanks
    these are some of the things they notice:

    did the candidate enter and greet the interviewer?
    did they speak clearly?
    What was the candidate's body language like throughout the interview?
    did they ask good questions?
    what were their answers like?
    was there good eye contact?
    was the handshake good?

    im sure you will be fine james...give it your best
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    what about for a group recruitment event?
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    (Original post by james101)
    what about for a group recruitment event?
    are you panicking??
    i think you are...
    just completely be yourself and make sure you have excellent interaction, try and be like the person leading, that always gives a good impression.
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    i went to a group recruitment event about a week ago and they didnt employ me.
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    (Original post by james101)
    i went to a group recruitment event about a week ago and they didnt employ me.

    how come??what do you think you did wrong?
    just make sure you dont do i again whatever it was
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    i have an interview at Asda this time so i think it is different, do you know anything about Asda's group recruitment event?
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    (Original post by james101)
    i have an interview at Asda this time so i think it is different, do you know anything about Asda's group recruitment event?
    not really, but i had a group recruitment with sainsburys, i dont know how different it will be, but it was really easy if you just be calm and act like you are being your normal, chatty friendly self
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    what exactly did you have to do?
 
 
 
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