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So you've managed to get yourself an interview, well done. You’ve also primed yourself by reading through our blog “ 4 ways to staying calm on interview day .” However you still have unanswered questions like; shall I wear a tie or not, or shall I wear high heels or flats. We’ve put together 10 superb interview day tips to help make your interview a success, keep reading. Appearance & Dress Code First impressions count and unfortunately everyone does judge a book by its cover. The purpose of an interview is to be judged and scrutinised therefore, don't give your potential employer any reason to reject you. Dress in usual smart office attire, this means clean white shirts, trousers and shoes for men, and the equivalent blouse, work trousers and smart shoes for women. Also ensure you are generally well groomed for the interview, a nice aftershave or perfume won't do any harm but less is more. 2. Knowledge We think it’s important to be knowledgeable, of course it is, it's your knowledge that's got you the interview in the first place right? Well that might be the case but it’s equally, if not more important to know the company you're interviewing to work in. Get a good grasp of the company’s ethos, their mission, their products and the way they use social media. In this way, when the interviewer asks you “What do you know about our company and how we work?” You will have the knowledge to answer the question. 3. Punctuality Whatever you do, do not be late to an interview. Employers frown on poor time keeping and if you're really unlucky the interviewer may usher you away due to you being late to the appointment. Prepare well for the interview, get your clothes and belongings ready the night before and leave home early, factoring in delays in transport etc. 4. Attitude As soon as you arrive at the interview location, you should smile and keep smiling. Be polite, cheerful and greet people as you are passing by or sitting in the waiting room. You can never be sure who the interviewer will be so be nice to everyone. Greeting the interviewer with a nice big smile and a firm handshake is a great way to start the interview. 5. Ask It is important to show the interviewer that you are serious about the job role. Ask questions about the role, and show you that if you are successful you are willing to develop in your role. Consider therefore asking the following question: What type of training and development will be made available to me. Your next career move is just a few clicks away. Search hundreds of new jobs added daily on surf4jobs.com  
It takes less than ten seconds to get the attention of the person reading your CV. If you cannot impress them within this time, it is highly likely that you have failed to gain an interview. Your CV provides the ultimate opportunity to display your assets to a potential employer. Make sure that your CV highlights your experience and background, your education and personal skills in a way that can easily be absorbed. Let’s have a look at some of the most crucial parts in your CV. 1. Spelling and Presentation Go through your CV and correct any mistakes, ensuring that it is well-structured and interesting to read. You can use subheadings, bold letters and different colours. Do not use long sentences and go into too much detail, try to keep it simple and professional.   Having spelling and grammar mistakes on your CV guarantees your CV will meet the shredder quicker than you can say “hire me.” 2. Highlight your Skills An experienced eye has been trained to scan through your CV within seconds. Put yourself in an employer’s shoes, understand that they are skimming through hundreds of CV’s. You must highlight everything you want them to know first. This includes specialised training in the position you are seeking, impressive skills and prior experience. In this way, you know that the person reading your CV will have a snapshot of your most important job skills.   Focus on your strong points and let others know that you are committed and determined to succeed. If you have worked at a relevant position before, now is the time to inform others on your contribution to the firm. How have they profited from you? Include any professional achievements. 3. Customise You may have a multitude of skills or experience in different sectors, there are pro’s and con's to this. Let's assume you are applying for a job as a social media manager, you want to highlight relevant skills and experience. Your work experience in your uncle's fishmongers is not relevant and is something that doesn't need to be included. If you need more than one CV then go for it. 4. Use The Correct Format Many employers and recruitment agencies prefer CV’s to be provided in Microsoft word’s .doc format, this is mainly so that recruitment agencies can make changes to your CV in order to fix spelling or grammar mistakes, adjust the document layout and generally make your more saleable. A pdf is not easily editable. Get Applying When searching for a job you need to get your cv across to as many employers and recruitment agencies as possible. This can be done by registering at surf4jobs.com , via job aggregators like indeed and of course by contacting recruitment agencies. In reality the more job applications you fill-in the better chance you have of landing a new job. Pursuing the right job is no easy feat, many people tend not to take their job search seriously. Invest time in structuring your CV it really does work. Apply for jobs at www.surf4jobs.com . Get your Free CV Template  by following this link:  https://goo.gl/bRFGNt   
Finally, you've applied for that perfect corporate job and been invited for an interview. The morning of the interview arrives, you stand firm whilst staring at the mirror in your bathroom, you feel the butterflies in your stomach and realise that today is going to be difficult. In fact it dawns on you that you didn't get quite as much sleep as you usually do, you become agitated and anxious, you take a deep breath and read this article: The article kindly posted by surf4jobs.com on their blog , lists 4 ways to staying calm on interview day. Let's take a look: Preparation & Prevention: The day before your interview is almost as important as the interview day itself. Try to eat a healthy dinner and avoid foods that cause bloating or that may irritate your digestive system, take a long warm shower or bath using lavender essential oils or epsom salts to help calm any nerves and settle you for bed. Sleep: We acknowledge that its difficult to get to sleep the night before interview day and understand that the nerves and anxiety play a big part in this but if you’ve followed point one you will at this stage already be feeling less anxious and less nervous. Have a herbal tea like chamomile and sink into a book just before bed, this will help you relax further and hopefully help you get a good night's sleep. Meditation: A strong word may for some, but meditation is scientifically proven to reduce stress and anxiety. We recommend you wake up 30 minutes earlier and take 10 minutes to sit in silence and meditate. If you're not sure on how to do this download the Headspace app . Breathing Techniques: If you feel yourself getting nervous or anxious on your way into the interview or whilst waiting to be called. You can try the following 7 to 11 breathing technique to calm your nerves: Breathe in and out through your nose, In for a count of 7 and out for a count of 11The important thing is to breathe out longer than you breathe in. We’ve placed some links into this article to help you quickly source products that can help ease your anxieties on interview day and help you land that new job.  
Finding a job is no easy feat, with the recent concerns around Brexit, the UK economy has been a little cautious and employers although still recruiting are now looking longer and harder to find the perfect candidate. With an array of job sites, job aggregators, and social media platforms it can be difficult for job seekers to highlight the best ways in which to find a job, so here's 3 tips to improving your chances of being hired. CV and Cover Letter: If you don't have one make sure you have yourself a CV and Covering Letter. Even in this digital age, a professional CV and a well-written cover letter will help break the ice and convert your job application into a well-deserved job interview. Surf4jobs offers a CV and Cover writing service, starting from just £19.99. Your Social Media Profile: Beleive it or not, many employers now do a social media search before deciding to hire you. It is imperative you ensure that you act professionally at all times. If you have a tendency to be a little wild we recommend you adjust the privacy settings on your social media pages. It’s not a good idea to post pictures of your best mates stag do on an open facebook page, particularly if a potential employer is looking. Job Sites and Recruitment Agencies: It is no secret, the best way to improve your chances of being hired is to actually go and surf for jobs. Being proactive and applying for jobs is the best way to get a job. You can improve your chances by uploading your CV to job boards like surf4jobs.com. We also recommend you use recruitment agencies who can offer you targeted support and guidance. Register as a job seeker on Surf4Jobs.com and find your next job today.