I have an interview for a clerical officer job nect Monday. Man, I am dreading it big time. I have had bad experiences on interviews in the past where I have clammed up, panicked and failed miserably. I really want this job. I am qualified for it and I know I could do iy with my eyes closed. I am scared shitless that the same thing will happen again. Any advice on how to get through it?
Post by unionjackattack86 on Mar 14, 2003 12:58:06 GMT -5
Just try to remain as calm as possible, regulate your breathing, sit upright and don't fidget as it will become apparent that your nervous. Maintain eye contact throughout the Interview, speak clearly, think about what questions you will be asked before the Interview and prepare the answers in your head. Prepare some questions you could ask them as they will almost always ask you towards the end, do you have any questions? you could write them on paper and take them out once your asked, as for the answers to the other questions you will have to answer from your head. I think i've covered almost everything, its a coincidence that you ask this, because I had mock interviews at college today and was taught what to do and what not to do. I know its hard to do all this being shy but just give it your best shot, if you prepare yourself well, you should be okay, good luck with it and let us know how you get on, If i think of anything else, i'll add it.
Post by SIlent Observer on Mar 14, 2003 18:17:29 GMT -5
I have an interview for a clerical officer job next Monday. Man, I am dreading it big time. Congratulations paddy. I'm a clerical employee as well. If you are in the UK, I don't know how they conduct interviews but here're some tips that work for me:
- If they ask a problem-solving question like "what would you do given an irate customer or caller with a hard question" then you can usually answer with, I will take their information and get back to them. - Take some pressure off yourself by asking them about insurance, pay, training, work hours and sick days - Never say "I can't" or "I won't" do such-and-such, you just show arrogance - Try smiling on occasion! Good luck to you, if at the end you found that easy then chances are they liked you too.
Everything above is good advice. Keep your hands intwined and keep them on your lap. This avoids fidgeting - rubbing your eyes eyt and shows up a lack of confidence. Body language is important. Sit right up in the chair you are sitting in and keep your legs together. Good luck.