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A Job Coaches Guide to Interviews

Interviewing is an art, and once you crack the code, you can feel satisfied that you’re doing everything in your power to present yourself as a suitable candidate. Every job seekers dream is having a fantastic interview full of confident nods and great laughs, and with a few pointers, this can be you!

A quick trip to Google shows millions of insider secrets for interviewing success, how do you know what employers are really wanting from a job seeker in an interview?

Luckily for you, our team of employment experts have answered this question time and time again with the thousands of job seekers they’ve helped find employment. We’ve compiled a few of our AimBig Employment team members answers below so that you can ace your interview!

Have a read below on our Job Coaches Guide to Interviews:

“It’s ok to admit you have not done something. It’s ok to say ‘I don’t know’. What’s important is that you follow it up with what you think you would do in the situation and how much you would enjoy the opportunity to engage this way.” – Ebony Meyn, Job Coach.

“Research the company, smile and use examples of previous situations in similar roles outlining your skillset. A great way to engage with the interviewer is to ask questions. You also need to feel comfortable that it is the right fit for you.”. – Ian Luteru, Business Development Manager

“Allow at least an extra 15 – 20 minutes to get to the location, park, get lost, wait for the lift, go to the loo etc. That way you won’t be flustered when you arrive and gives you a bit of room for things to go wrong. “ – Jacklyn Collins – Job Coach.

“When a potential employer asks you a question, it is ok to pause for a few seconds to think about what they are asking to ensure you are answering the question and delivering a response that flows”. – Nathan Ryan – Job Coach.

“Dress for the job you want, dress to impress, grooming is under-rated, including shaving, using deodorant, don’t drink or smoke prior to an interview. “ – Ross Rosenblum – Job Coach.

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