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Acing your next job interview

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If you’re searching for a new job right now, you’re far from alone. The coronavirus and Covid-19 pandemic has caused huge levels of unemployment, so many of us are searching for new careers and roles to support ourselves financially. While lockdown, social isolation, and social distancing guidelines put in place by governments around the world have been essential, they have significantly changed the way that we work. The rules have left many businesses unable to operate, resulting in company collapse and increased redundancies. On top of this, many businesses have reduced salaries and working hours, resulting in a large number of us earning less than we’re used to. The good news is that with the rollout of vaccines around the world, more companies are restarting their recruitment process and offering interviews to potential candidates. With competition fierce, it’s essential that you do your utmost to ace these interviews. Here are some steps that can help you!

Consider Your Outfit

It’s a good idea to consider your outfit well in advance of the interview itself. This will give you time to order professional clothes that will give you a professional air. Generally speaking, a suit or skirt suit is a good idea. If in doubt, feel free to ask - most companies will provide a dress code recommendation when offering the interview to you. The key is to look smart and professional. Even if the company you’re applying to work for has a casual dress code, you should still make an effort for the interview. First impressions count! When it comes to accessories, you don’t want to go over the top. Limit the amount of jewelry you wear and keep jewelry that you do wear subtle. You may want to wear a watch. You can find 10 luxury watches under $5000 here.

Prepare For The Interview

This sounds logical, but all too many people make the mistake of not properly preparing for the interview. You need to make sure that you are prepared for any questions that may be thrown at you. These steps should get you off to a good start.

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  • Know your CV - your CV should be truthful, so this step shouldn’t be too tough. But know your CV inside out. They may ask you about your time at a certain company you’ve worked at in the past and it’s good to be clear on how long you worked there, what your responsibilities were, and your reasons for leaving.
  • Know the Company - you should also do a little research into the company you’re applying to work for. You should show some level of enthusiasm for the company and what it does, including providing information on what you can bring to the company.
  • Be Prepared for Unexpected Questions - sometimes interviewers like to throw unexpected questions at you. These can show them how you react under pressure or can give them a little more insight into your personality. Be prepared to describe yourself in three words or talk about your hobbies and other interests.

Hopefully, with the above advice under your belt, any interview you attend now will go smoothly!

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Jaya Mckeown

Jaya Mckeown - Jaya moved to Boston from New York to pursue a master's degree in corporate communications at Emerson College. This experience, combined with her undergraduate degree in psychology and teaching, has equipped her with valuable skills that she employs on a daily basis in real estate negotiations, homebuyer and seller education, and successful promotion of the team's listings. Jaya's clients often characterize her as meticulous, proactive, and enjoyable to be around.

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