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An interview is as much an opportunity for an employer to get to know you, as it is for you to get to know the organisation you may be working for. It is important that you prepare, are enthusiastic and ask questions to show that you are keen.

Here are some of our top tips for interview success…

Do your research
You are certain to be asked specific questions about the company and the role, so make sure you have done your homework! Impress your interviewer with what you know about the company.

Practice your answers
You should prepare answers to some of the most common interview questions about your personal strengths and weaknesses, as well as being able to explain why you are interested in the position and how you could hit the ground running.

Look the part
Appearances shouldn’t matter, but the plain fact is that you are often judged before you have even uttered a word – so make sure you look smart. First impressions count!

Stay calm
Good preparation is the key to staying in control. Remember to speak clearly, smile and remember that your interviewers are just normal people, and they are likely to be nervous too!

Ask questions
You should always have some questions for your interviewer to demonstrate your interest in the position. This could be from simply asking about the culture of the company to asking what goals the company would like to achieve within the next few years.