How to prepare for the interview day

Dress smartly in well-pressed, comfortable clothes appropriate to the job/organisation. Get your hair trimmed. Do what you can to make yourself feel good – if you feel good inside, you’ll present yourself well on the outside.

Arrive early so that you can prepare yourself. Admiral Horatio Nelson is reputed to have said, ‘I owe my success in life to always being 15 minutes before my time.’ I can’t vouch for the accuracy of the statement, but the principle is sound! Don’t arrive more than 15 minutes before the interview, however – and wait outside. Some people view arriving much too early as poor time-management. They may be embarrassed to keep you waiting for a long time.

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