Career advice

Job interviews: how to make it go your way on the day

You’ve researched the role and the organisation, now all you have to do is secure the job. Stay calm, keep focused, and don’t be afraid to shout about your achievements, says Mandy Day-Calder.
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You’ve researched the role and the organisation, now all you have to do is secure the job. Stay calm, keep focused, and don’t be afraid to shout about your achievements, says Mandy Day-Calder

Finally, your big day has come. As you wake up on ‘interview day’ you will likely feel a mixture of nervous anticipation and excitement. A new job can open doors to the next chapter in your life, so this is only natural, but first you must be offered the post.

You cannot change the decisions made by the interview panel, but there is a lot you can do to ensure you give yourself the best possible chance.

What works

Interviews are stressful, and we all have different ways of managing this stress, but this

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