5: Line up your questions for the interviewer
You will almost always be asked if you have any questions, there’s nothing wrong with saying ‘No thank you, I feel we’ve covered everything’, but you could respond with:
A: ‘Can you tell me more about the day-to-day responsibilities of this job’
B: ‘With regard to people you’ve hired before, where did you feel that they did not excel, so that I could try and avoid making the same mistakes should you hire me?’
C: ‘Should you take me on as a (labourer), I would be hoping to stay with you for a number of years, are their opportunities within your company to progress?
TOP TIP: Take a note pad with you with questions written down, it shows that what you talk about in the meeting is important to you.
6: Practice, practice, practice – talking about yourself
It’s ok to be nervous, we can all get a bit tongue-tied at times. The first time you try it you might struggle a little, no matter how clear your thoughts are in your own mind! Do it another 10 times, and you’ll sound a lot smoother!