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The Interview - Helpful hints


It is very common to be nervous in an interview. If you feel it is affecting your performance, it is better to verbalise your feelings as this often reduces the nervousness and interviewers are usually supportive. If you haven't already, check out the interview cheat sheet for some tips on overcoming nervousness.

Eye Contact

Make it and keep it. Eye contact indicates a desire for communication, feedback and friendliness.


Walk and sit with confidence. Leaning toward an interviewer indicates interest and enthusiasm.

Answering Questions
  • Listen to the question.
  • Take time to think.
  • Give concise answers.
  • Talk in a controlled way - most people speed up their speech when nervous.
  • Use positive information - complaining about past situations or talking about negatives is unlikely to help.
  • Support your answer with evidence and examples - Include a description of the Problem, the Action you took and the Result (PAR)

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