Interview Tips for the nervous

In my 14 years recruiting, I have come across candidates with several different approaches to the first interview.:

1. Those who shun any preparation advice I give as they feel they don't need it. This type are very confident and tend to shine or fall down fairly markedly at interview.

2. Those who are quietly confident, know their stuff, but still get a few butterflies.

3. Those who go to pieces at interview and find it hard to string two words together. Incidentally  this category don't have to be junior candidates - they can be quite senior people, who perhaps have not interviewed for a long time.

To all - the over-confident, the under-confident and those who are feeling about right, I say, help yourself by using my "Get Out of Jail Free" method to demonstrate capability in the interview. This involves:

a) Knowing the Job Description well

b) Demonstrating that you have a detailed experience of what is in it (if you dont, demonstrating at the very least that you have the transferable skills)

c) Ticking the boxes by communicating this to the interviewer.

YOU MAXIMISE YOUR CHANCES OF SUCCESS BY TALKING ABOUT THE JOB DESCRIPTION AT INTERVIEW! GOOD LUCK!