I have an important job interview this week, I’ve been having to revise for an test, write and prepare not one but two presentations and consider interview questions for a formal interview.
I was only told about it 3 days before the interview so I have had to crack on with it all.
My presentations are written but I’m not feeling too positive about one of them, I can’t do much more for the test and the formal interview is really about being me I guess. But it’s all pretty stressful!
The job, if I got it, would be a massive change for my family, so going for it at all has been a bit of a big decision for us and the whole thing has massively stressed me out!
My fellow bloggers have offered some very good interview tips:
Vikki from Family Travel with Ellie says: Preparation is everything. Give yourself plenty of time to think about your interview and to consider what you want to get across to your interviewer.
Nikki from Yorkshire Wonders suggests: When they ask a question that you are confident about, talk a lot about that and then introduce other topics you are confident about too. Then they will run out of time before they get chance to ask you anything you’d rather not talk about.
Lianne from Ankle Biters Adventures recommends:
When they say have you got any questions at the end always prepare a few that way they can see you are eager and interested.
Laura from Mumoam says:
Always move the chair when you first enter the room before you sit down. It was a piece of advice I was given years ago – apparently shows confidence or something?
Kati from How to Rock Parenting says: Always look closely at the people working there. Are they a good mix of ages/ otherwise diverse? You can tell a lot about a company that way. Remember you are interviewing the company as much as they are interviewing you!
And Pete from household money saving suggests: Learn some background and general info about the company. It impresses interviewers if you can show you know a lot about who they are.
Wish me luck! I will let you know how it goes…