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Interview tips and advice from Hays

Preparing for a job interview is a good opportunity to sharpen your presentation and communication skills ahead of the big day. Researching your employer of choice and having a clear view on what the job description entails will stand you in good stead during the selection process; but there’s more to it than that and it starts with learning the basic interview skills.

As an expert in recruitment, Hays has outlined key topics to support your preparation and maximise your chances of landing a job offer. From techniques to winning over a hiring manager, to things to say and not say during an interview, to navigating tricky questions and scenarios with ease, we’ve covered it all in our interview advice pages.

Meeting a potential employer is perhaps the most significant step you will take in your job search journey - it’s crucial that you swat up on tips and techniques to gain confidence and help set yourself apart from the competition. You may never get a better chance to make a great first impression. Browse articles on how to pass a job interview from the experts at Hays below. 

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