Job Interview Tips
Before you come for your interview with Daisy, we wanted to give you a few helpful hints and tips before you arrive. This is not intended to make you feel apprehensive, but hopefully give you guidance and help you to succeed in your application.
What to do:
- Please bring identification with you to the interview. A passport is our preferred method of ID to prove that you are eligible to work in the UK. If you haven’t got a passport please bring in your birth certificate. This is an important part of your first interview, if you do forget it, we will have to re arrange your interview.
- Dress smartly; look bright, well groomed and attentive, smile. Please do not wear jeans or trainers to your interview.
- Please turn your mobile phone off, prior to the interview.
- Arrive early, before your interview as you are required to complete relevant paperwork. This shouldn’t take too long, we recommend you arrive 15-20 minutes prior to your interview time to complete the paperwork before your interview starts.
- Preparation is everything, research where you are going before you set off and how long it takes to get there.
- A little knowledge about our company and your job role is a good way to show that you are interested in working with us.
- Body language is important, and can say a lot about you as a person. A recent study showed that we only communicate 7% by words and a huge 50% by our body language. Remember to sit up straight, don’t slouch and smile!
- Make eye contact with your interviewer. Depending on your job role you may be interviewed by two people. Always engage them with your eyes when answering questions.
- Take time when answering questions. Answer the questions clearly and at a steady pace, don’t rush your answers. Prepare some of your answers before the interview – for example, why do you want the job? what are your strengths?
- Ask us questions too. Use this as an opportunity to find out more about Daisy and your job role.
- If you find another job before your interview takes place with us please let us know. You never know when you may want to send your CV into us again.
- Shake hands, a good firm handshake shows confidence.
What not to do:
- Don’t arrive late. If you are stuck in a traffic jam or your bus is late call the recruitment team and let them know. It’s always better to call us, than to ignore the situation and presume we will wait for you.
- Don’t have conversations with your friends when you are waiting for your interview. You are not here to catch up on the latest gossip.
- Don’t let nerves get the better of you. It’s normal to be a little nervous but extreme nerves can affect your performance. If you do get nervous take your time and take a deep breath.
- Don’t lie, be yourself and if something comes up in the interview that is new to you, tell us you may require training.
- Don’t chew gum.
- Don’t swear, use slang words, or text words.
- Don’t have an arrogant and egotistical persona.
- Try not to be negative about your current/last employer, you should try and portray them in a positive light.
- Don’t fidget, bite your nails or tap your fingers, we are looking for people with confidence and who have a good attitude to work, this may give us the wrong impression.
We hope that these tips have helped you prepare for your interview, we don’t want to worry you and we hope you find these useful and we look forward to meeting you very soon.