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Interview Tips to help you get that perfect job in Chelmsford

AllChelmsfordJobs is custom made to help people find jobs in Chelmsford or to find jobs near Chelmsford. With the recruitment market now more competitive than ever, you need to give employers every reason to pick you when you get to the critical stage of being invited to interview.



The first 30 seconds of a job interview are hugely important. Here are some hint and tips on what to expect and things to think about for your job interview.

Job Interview checklist



  1. Make sure you double check the time, date and whereabouts of your job interview

  2. Plan your route the day prior, eg if you are being interviewed for a job in Chelmsford you could get a route map from google maps so you can pin point the place to be before hand, or even better make a trip there the day before to avoid any strain on the day

  3. Research the role and company before the interview, a few minutes at your computer typing the company's name into Google will be time very well spent. Study the company's about us page and any additional data you can find. Your interviewer will be impressed if you have a reasonable understanding of the company and its background

  4. Re read through the job advertisement to refresh your memory as to what the job involves and what the company is looking for

  5. Skim back through your CV and have a hard think about exactly why you think you'd be well suited for this job



Look Good, Feel Better


Rightly or wrongly, looks can make a difference, be smart and look professional. Bear in mind the company you are applying to - how do your potential future co-workers dress for work? If you already look the part then you're on the way to fitting in at your desired new job!


Be on time!


Always keep in mind that you never get a second chance to make a great first impression, so make sure you're prepared. Aim to arrive 20-25 minutes before your interview is booked to start, that way if your bus is late or you get stuck in traffic you'll still arrive bang on time. If you arrive early, you could wait nearby at a restaurant or have a quick stroll around the locality thinking about what you plan to say in your interview. Aim to arrive at reception exactly 10 minutes before your scheduled interview time.


Hold your head up high and smile


Eye contact is a very important aspect while on your interview and can make a significant difference in how you present yourself. If you often look away when speaking to someone, you might well be seen as lacking confidence or not interested or worse still being dishonest. So always answer the questions with eye contact, but don't stare so hard it looks odd!.


Be enthusiastic and positive


During your job interview always be positive. Do not be unenthusiastic or mention any bad points about previous employers. Focus on your achievements and optimistic views, never forget to smile and be attentive.


Finally, don't give up your job hunt!


Unfortunately the reality of life is that you are unlikely to be offered every job that you try for, however well suited you believe you may be for it.



If you do not get the job after an interview it is time well spent to retrace the stages of the interview with someone and try to have them to flag up any areas where you could have done better. There will be more jobs to apply for in the future and any unsuccessful interviews should be looked upon as part of a learning process.



Don't forget that performing well at an interview is a skill and it can be learnt and improved with help and practice. There are plenty jobs in and around Chelmsford - the main thing is to find the right one for you!

AllChelmsfordJobs wish you the best of luck with you job hunting!


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