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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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Job interview guide

Covering everything you need to know to prepare for a successful job interview.
 

How to get time off for a job interview

Read our expert advice on how to get time off work to attend a job interview.

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Job interview preparation tips

Enjoy these practical interview preparation tips & guide.

What to wear to a job interview

Advice on how to dress to impress for your next job interview.

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Undertaking a video interview

How to impress in your next video interview

Prepare for your next job interview with these 11 top tips. 

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Phone interview preparation advice

Be prepared your next phone interview with practicle advice. 

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Answering: Why do you want to work here?

Learn how to answer the one question you can expect to encounter every job interview.

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How to answer 7 difficult interview questions

Here are the tough interview questions job seekers never know how to answer.

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Why do you want to leave your current job?

Learn how to answer why you are leaving your current job with confidence.

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How to answer: "Tell me about yourself"

How to answer: “Tell me about yourself”

Learn how to answer one of the most-often-asked interview questions in 3 simple steps.
 

Questions to ask the interviewer

17 questions to ask the interviewer

How can you improve your likelihood of success in a job interview? Ask the right questions.

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Behavioural job interview questions

Don't get left behind in the interview. Review these important pointers from the Hays experts. 

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Competency job interview questions

Ensure you are mentally equipped for the challenge ahead with these tips from Hays. 

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Situational job interview questions

Master these types of interview questions with practical guidance from the Hays team.

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How to answer job interview questions

You can never be overprepared for a job interview. Find out why with this advice. 

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Three types of job interview questions

Beware the three most important job interview questions. Find out more in this guide.

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Refining your job interview techniques

Polish up your skills for interviewing with helpful tips and guidance from Hays. 

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What to expect in a second job interview

Confirmed your next interview? Here’s our advice on how to prepare.

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Signs your interview went well

Signs your interview went well

Recently completed an interview? Here are 7 signs that your interview was successful.

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A guide to references for jobseekers

Need to provide a reference? Let Hays guide you in this practical guide.

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