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Fleet careers helpline: how to prepare for an interview

A KEY question answered by the experts.

Q: HOW should I prepare for interviews?

  • DO:

  • Research the company or organisation you are applying to work for. Look at their website or ask to be sent information. Make yourself stand out by showing that you care enough about the opportunity to have prepared properly.

  • Look smart, but don’t wear something that’s ‘not you’ as you will feel uncomfortable and self-conscious.

  • Make a good first impression with a big smile, a firm handshake and a pleasant manner. Be polite to everyone you come into contact with, as they might be asked what they thought of you.

  • DON’T:

  • Be late. If possible, do a ‘dry run’ of your journey if you’re not familiar with the route. If that’s not feasible, have a good map, leave plenty of time to arrive, and have the number of someone you can contact if an unexpected delay occurs.

  • Be too nervous, or too confident. You want to give the impression that you will be able to do the job and fit in well with the team.

  • Forget to take along a copy of your CV. Keep it simple and professional and include your contact details and names of two referees.

    Jenny Ungless
    Life coach, Monster UK

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