4 Important Things To Do Before An Interview

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To help you perform at your best during the interview, there are four key things which you should do before you even step foot in the interview room. 

Get an early night

Have an early night prior to your interview day; plenty of sleep will help you feel energised and ready for the day ahead. Set an alarm so you don’t set the day off on the wrong foot; oversleeping will leave you panicked and feeling stressed. 

Fuel your body

If you are feeling nervous, you may have a temporary loss of appetite. However, it is highly recommended that you don’t skip meals before your interview - no interviewer wants to listen to your stomach rumble for an hour! A good, healthy meal will fill you with the nutrients you need to be on your A game. 

Plan the route

Planning ahead as much as possible before your interview is important. If you are driving to the location but you're not familiar with the route, it may be worth practising the journey ahead of the interview day. 

By practising the route, you can work out how long it will take you including unforeseen factors such as road works or rush hour traffic.

If you’re using public transport, check the timetables and any scheduled strikes in advance. 

Arrive early - but not too early!

Typically, it is advised to arrive at your interview 15 minutes before the start time. Arriving too early could cause an interviewer to feel rushed but arriving late could indicate to the interviewer that you have poor time management. Even if you impress them during the interview, they may decide against employing you based on your tardiness. 

If you are going to be late due to circumstances out of your control, ring ahead to inform them of the situation. Most interviewers will forgive a candidate if they offer a reasonable explanation - you are only human after all!

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Recruitment to us isn't just about matching candidates and clients; we’re passionate about finding candidates the perfect job which has the ability to boost their salary and standard of living, better their work life balance and improve their mental health. 

Similarly, we understand the impact which an experienced and skilled employee can make to a business and we love seeing clients thrive through the hard work of candidates which we have placed with them. 

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