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Interview Tips to help you get that perfect job in Eastbourne

AllEastbourneJobs is custom made to assist people find jobs in Eastbourne or to find jobs near Eastbourne. With the recruitment market now more competitive than ever before, you need to give employers every reason to pick you when you get to the critical stage of being invited for a job interview.



The first 30 seconds of a job interview are critical. Here are some hint and 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 prior, eg if you are being interviewed for a job in Eastbourne 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 last minute upsets on the day

  3. Research the role and company before the interview, a few minutes keying the company's name into Google will be time very well spent. Study the company's about us page and any further information 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 remind yourself what the job involves and what the employer is looking for

  5. Review 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. 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!


It is key to 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 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 arrive at reception exactly 10 minutes before your scheduled interview time.


Smile and look the interviewers in the eyes


Eye contact is one of the most important aspects while on your interview and can make a real difference in how you come accross. If you often look away when speaking to someone, you are viewed.may come accross as lacking confidence or not interested or worse still being dishonest. So always answer the questions with eye contact, but don't stare so hard it looks odd!.


Be enthusiastic and positive


During your job interview always be positive. Do not be negative or mention any bad points about previous employers. Focus on your achievements and optimistic views, remember 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 try for, however perfect 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 flag up any areas where you could have done better. There will be other interviews in the weeks to come 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 Eastbourne - the main thing is to find the right one for you!

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


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