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5 Tips to Standout During Your Interview

Job interviews can be an anxiety-inducing experience, but it’s important to try to stand out from the crowd. This means leaving a distinctive impression on your potential employer that can lead to your hiring.

Our team have put together their top 5 tips to guarantee your next role.

Research is key

Researching the company is a great way to impress your interviewers and help you feel prepared. More importantly, it can help you establish if the company is right for you. So, what exactly should you be looking for? Here are some factors to consider finding out from your research:

  • What does the company do and what services do they offer?
  • The company’s mission and long-term objectives
  • Who is the company’s target audience? Is it a B2B or B2C company?
  • Where is it located, and what would your commute look like?
  • The size of the company, and the size of the team you could potentially be working with
  • The company’s history, major successes, and defining moments

Look prepared

As well as doing your research, it’s important to look ready and engaged in your interview. For example, have a notebook and pen handy for any note taking. This gives the employer the impression that you are truly listening to what they are saying to you and that you are serious about the position.

Follow the dress code given by the employer before the interview. The dress code will largely depend on the company you are interviewing for, but a good rule of thumb is to choose from the smarter side of your wardrobe.

Finally, don’t let your phone distract you! Put your phone on silent and in your bag or pocket.

Describe your accomplishments

Don’t just list what’s on your CV; elaborate on what you’ve accomplished in your previous positions. Explain the challenges you’ve overcome, what you’ve learned, and how these skills will be beneficial to the company.  

 Body language speaks volumes!

Pay attention to how you’re carrying yourself. Give the interviewer your full attention by sitting up straight and making eye contact. Be aware of your expressions and the way you use gestures.

Have your questions ready

Bring a list of questions to ask the interviewers. This shows you are keen to know more about the company and are serious about the role. You can ask questions such as:

  • What skills does a candidate need to perform well in this role?
  • What do you see the first 30/60/90 days of this role looking like?
  • What is the onboarding process like?
  • What metrics or goals will my performance be evaluated against?
  • What is the best thing about working for this company?

Identify Solutions – where we come in

Whether you’re looking for the next step in your career, preparing for an interview, struggling to articulate yourself on your CV, or looking for advice on setting up your own limited company, we’re here to help.

We have a variety of hints and tips to help you make the right move, and much support to offer along the way.

We also work with some of the most innovative and exciting companies worldwide that may be looking to hire someone just like you.

Get in touch with our team today to see how we can help you.

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