Interview Tactics You Ought to Know!

9 April 2018

Job interviews can be a bit of a mystery and you may be concerned about what you need to prepare, follow these 10 simple tactics that will help you ace any interview.

Research the company

Studying what the company does is key to success, but you also need to have a clear understanding of the current events of the company as well. This will show the interviewer that you have a genuine interest in the company.

Know your CV

Knowing your CV is one of the best interview strategies to follow, you are trying to convince the interviewer that you are right for the position they are recruiting for and they will use your CV to find out how your previous experience can relate to this. Speaking intelligently about each of your previous positions will help you do this.

Prepare an interview emergency kit

Making sure you are always fully prepared for the interview is key; this may include, directions to the office, a notepad, a pen and extra copies of your CV in a portfolio. This shows you are prepared and ready for the interview.

Study the job description

Study the job description to understand what the interviewer is looking for if they are looking for specific skills you can take examples from previous jobs that will exemplify this trait. Do this for all significant traits or qualities that you identify in the job description.

Build rapport

"There is never a second chance to make a first impression" this couldn't be truer when going for an interview. Therefore, building a good rapport with your interviewer is vital; smile, give eye contact, shake the interviewer's hand and speak clearly and confidently.

Be yourself

Don't feel like you must be a certain mould or act accordingly, the interviewer is going to want the person they have employed to be the person they interviewed. It is important to be professional and maintain your true essence.

Follow up quickly

Always send a thank you note after the interview, this can be via email and should be sent by the next day at the latest. Decisions are made quickly these days, so timeliness is very important.

We hope that you found these tips useful, for more tips from our expert team from CV writing to interview coaching, contact MarkJames Search on 0118 4670671 or email

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