Summer months can be busy for job seekers, and with the heat comes the added pressure of staying cool and collected during interviews.
Here are some interview tips for a successful summer job hunt:
With temperatures rising, it can be tempting to dress in shorts and flip flops, but it’s essential to dress professionally and to keep in mind the company’s dress code.
If you’re not sure what to wear, it’s always better to overdress than underdress. But if you really want to stand out, try to tailor your outfit to match the company culture. If it’s a more relaxed setting, you might be able to get away with a slightly more casual look.
Choose lightweight, breathable fabrics like cotton or linen to stay cool, but make sure your outfit is still appropriate for the position you’re applying for.
It’s important to stay hydrated both before and during your interview. Bring a water bottle with you and sip regularly. This will help with any potential interview nerves.
Keeping your liquid levels topped up will also help with alertness and focus during the actual interview so you are top of your game!
Research the Company
Before your interview, research the company’s culture and values. This will show the interviewer that you’re interested in the position and the company.
Visit the company’s website and read through their mission statement, about us page, and any other relevant pages.
Check out the company’s social media profiles to see what kind of content they post and how they interact with their audience. You can check the news for press releases and articles too.
By doing your research, you’ll be better prepared to ask insightful questions during the interview!
Dealing with the Heat
If the heat can make you a little tired or less alert, make sure to stay in the shade as much as possible before your interview (especially if your interview is directly after the weekend!).
Fight any fatigue from the heat and take your own notes to use as prompts and reminders. These will come in handy when you are asking questions, or need to ask the interviewers questions of your own.
Plan your route
Make sure to plan your route to avoid any unexpected delays. Leave early to allow time for traffic and to make any necessary stops.
We do live on a small island with less queues and vehicles overall, however, the traffic can increase at certain times, and roads can close during bike racing, cycling and walking events.
Keep an eye on the local radio and Government bulletins to make sure you are informed and prepared.
Be aware of allergies, with pollen counts and allergies at their highest during summer months, make sure to take any necessary medication before your interview. Take tissues with you too just in case!
Summer can be a challenging time to schedule interviews, but don’t let the heat deter you from securing your dream job.
Follow these tips to stay cool and collected during your summer job hunt.
Good luck from all of us at Ability Plus!
Need help in finding your dream role this summer? Contact the team on +44 1624 662165 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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