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Interview tips 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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A guide to references for jobseekers

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

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Video interview tips

Prepare for your next video interview with these 10 top tips from Hays.

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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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Interview tips for contract roles

Learn how to prepare for your upcoming job interview with this bespoke advice from Hays.

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Discussing salary expectations

Find out how to tackle delicate interview questions about salary expectations.

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How to ace a panel job interview

Be prepared for your upcoming panel interview with guidance from the Hays experts. 

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How to answer behavioural questions

Discover how to tackle behavioural questions for you upcoming job interview.

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Competency based interview questions

Understand the basics of competency questions and answers for a job interview.

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Situational job interview questions

Find out how to successfully answer situational questions in your next job interview.

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Job interview preparation tips

Enjoy these practical interview preparation tips from the experts at Hays.

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Psychometric assessments

Learn what it takes to complete a psychometric assessment as part of a job interview.

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Job interview guide

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

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