'It's important to research as much as you can about an organisation before you go for a job interview. Just being interested isn't enough these days. You have to show that you've actively looked at the job and how you'd fit in to the organisation if you got it.
Write down all the questions you think you might be asked at a job interview, starting with simple ones like, why do you want this job? What would you answer? Practise answering the questions out loud with the help of a friend. Don't learn a script, as the interviewer won't stick to it. But rehearsing like this should help you sound bright and keen.'
David Thomas, David Thomas Media
'My first ever job interview didn't go as well as I had hoped, as I wasn't prepared. Practising beforehand and anticipating what questions an employer might asked really helped. Reading through the Crea8ing Careers tips helped me prepare better for my next one, and now I'm employed.'
Bethany Fraser, Durham
Alternative Learning Community
Why not join their job club and get support with any areas that you feel you need help. Anything from computing skills to literacy, confidence building to emotional well-being. They also help with CV writing and interview techniques.
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