Interview nerves develop over final furlong

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Job interviews are, for the most part, nerve jangling affairs that bring on feelings of nervousness, trepidation and in particularly bad cases, nausea.

A recent post-mortem of the interview process, conducted in survey form by TipTopJob, found that 36 percent of interviewees worried most about the questions they would ask at the end of the interview.

“When an individual has survived the length of the interview, the last thing they want to do is let themselves down by asking weak questions to the interviewer so there is a lot of pressure to get it right,” commented  Corinne Hutchinson from TipTopJob.

The survey also discovered that 18 percent worried about how much they knew about the actual role they were interviewing for and what they would be quizzed on in relation to skills and responsibilities, experience required and how they would be suitable.

16 percent were more concerned about what they knew about the company and the questions they would be asked around the organisation, its culture and its history. Other worries included what was best to wear to the interview (12 percent), getting there on time (10 percent) and eye contact during the interview (8 percent).

“This allows the interviewee to highlight their creativity as well as demonstrate further understanding and interest in the role and company. It is hugely important not to ask questions relating to specific salaries and to not be too pushy around benefits, expenses, holidays and the like.”

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