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Health and wellbeing
Become a supplier
Before the interview
Research the company and the job role
Read the job description fully
Be aware of what is essential / desirable
Think of scenarios that fit what the criteria are
Be aware of time / location and possible tasks
First impressions - entrance into the room / greet / hand shake
No gum / food etc
Try to make eye contact throughout but do not stare
Don't slouch in your chair
Don't fold arms if it can be helped
Smart, clean, ironed clothes
Clean hands / face / hair
Don't fidget / sit on your hands if nervous!
Keep hand movements to a minimum if possible
Don't bite nails
Don’t rush what you are saying
Speak clearly and precisely
Try not to use jargon
Don't speak negatively of previous employers / roles
Answers to questions
Ask the interviewer to repeat the question if you are unsure
Ask for clarity
Answer as much as you can and in details. Don't just explain the scenario, say how you felt, what you learnt, what went well, how you would do it differently and what impact it had.
Is there anything else you'd like to add or ask?
Have questions to ask, it shows that you are keen. Career development is a good question to ask
If you feel like there’s something you forgot to say or missed out, say it now – last chance!