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Interview Tips to help you get that perfect job in Bournemouth

AllBournemouthJobs is intended to assist people find jobs in Bournemouth or to find jobs in the area of Bournemouth. With the recruitment market now more competitive than it has been for some time, you need to give employers even more reasons to pick you when you get to the important stage of being invited for a job interview.



The first 30 seconds of a job interview are hugely important. Here are a few helpful tips on what to expect and how to prepare 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 your route the day before, eg if you are being interviewed for a job in Bournemouth 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 strain on the day

  3. do some background reading on the job and company before the interview, a few minutes at your computer typing the company's name into Google will be time very well spent. Scan through the company's about us page and any news articles 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 ensure you are confident you know what the job involves and what the company is looking for

  5. Skim back through your CV and have a hard think about exactly why you think you'd be ideal for this job



Look Good, Feel Better


Rightly or wrongly, looks can make a difference, be smart and look professional. give consideration to 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 time, that way if your bus is late or you get stuck in traffic you'll still arrive promptly. If you arrive early, you could wait nearby at a cafe 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.


Hold your head up high and smile


Eye contact is one of the most important aspects while on your interview and can make a important difference in how you present yourself. If you constantly look away when speaking to someone, you might well be seen as lacking confidence or not interested or worse still being dishonest. So always answer their questions with eye contact, but without glaring.


Be enthusiastic and positive


During your job interview always be enthusiastic. Do not be negative or mention any bad points about previous employers. Focus on positive achievements and optimistic views, never forget to smile and be attentive.


Finally, don't give up your job hunt!


Unfortunately the reality of life 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 time well spent to retrace the stages of the interview with someone and try to have them to identify 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 Bournemouth - the main thing is to find the right one for you!

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


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