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Set yourself apart with strong interview skills

A winning face-to-face job interview can take you from being a candidate to a new hire. Good preparation for your interview takes the pain out of the process; it will help you to relax, be yourself and excel in the interview - so it really does pay to do your homework.

As you get ready, follow these tips:

- Know your CV

- Know your potential employer - do some research

- Understand commonly used interview styles and questions


Making a strong positive impression

Succeeding at interview is more than just giving great answers. Your potential employer will be evaluating your total presentation and performance – not just your verbal responses – before making a decision. Here are some simple things likely to leave a strong positive impression: 

  • an interested, balanced approach 
  • open, informative replies 
  • maintaining eye contact 
  • a firm handshake 
  • asking intelligent questions about the job 
  • preparation and knowledge of the company and industry 
  • enthusiasm for the role and the organisation 
  • clear thought about your career planning and objectives 
  • a positive 'can-do' attitude
  • a smile

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The definitive guide

The Hudson CV & Interview Guide provides comprehensive tips and advice.


Insights from employers

We went directly to the people who screen the CVs and conduct the interviews, surveyed them and compiled this authoritative report on what they expect.



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