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Preparation preparation preparation

OK so it seems obvious, but once you are in that interview room, it's just you, the interviewer, and whatever is going on in your head. Make sure that you have anticipated likely questions and done your research. No form of pressure or tricky questioning should throw you.

After reading our top tips below, why not practice your interviewing technique on the 'Be my Interviewer' website: www.bemyinterviewer.co.uk

Where is your interview being held? Do you know the route? Who is going to be interviewing you and what is their title? Have you allowed enough time to get to your meeting in time?

If you are running late for your interview, call us as soon as possible. We can give our clients ample notice, and generally they won't mind if the case is genuine. Unannounced lateness is a not appreciated.

Don't put pressure on yourself by parking in a metered zone where you are more worried about being clamped, than focusing on your interview. Simply find out how long your interview is likely to be and then plan ahead.

We will do our best to provide you with company information, and any other information that may give you a better understanding of the company. However be prepared to go the extra mile, you will only help yourself by researching further. Why not visit the company's developments/projects (past or present). Being in the know demonstrates your interest, and shows that you are proactive.

Present yourself in the right tone that highlights your star qualities. It is all very well saying you are great at something, but can you support this with real life examples? Don't be arrogant, but be prepared to back up your assertions. A complete 'no no' is to talk down your current previous employer, this only makes you look bitter and reflects negatively on you.

Turn your weaknesses into strengths- Lets face it everyone has weaknesses, so don't pretend that you are exempt from this rule. There is no need to over-do your weaknesses either, simply demonstrate that you have recognised any shortcomings and strive to overcome them.

"My time management skills have been poor in the past, as I always try to be thorough. I have now been delegating tasks and the results have been positive"

"I have found that my organisation skills have improved dramatically since I have been prioritising my workload first thing every morning"

If you lack technical expertise in a particular area, face it head on and admit, "this isn't my strongest area, but I'm sure I can get up to speed rapidly, with hard work and attention"

Leave a lasting impression, dress smartly and appropriately. First impressions count, so don't turn up to an interview in dirty footwear and creased shirt. Everyone knows everyone in this industry so always be civilized and remember its common courtesy to shake hands with people on arrival and departure.

Don't you just hate thinking 'If only I had done this' or 'if only I had said that'? You have one chance in an interview situation, approach the meeting with a mindset of receiving an offer. Be positive and above all be yourself!

Always prepare some relevant questions beforehand. Don't cover ground that has already been mentioned, as this suggests you haven't been listening. Go for questions like:

"How many live projects have you got running, and how many are in the pipeline for the next year?"

"If I perform well, what progression opportunities are available to me?"

"In your opinion, what makes you stand out from your competitors?"

After the interview, do take time to write a letter thanking your interviewer for their time.

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