Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

The definitive guide to acing a job interview and landing your dream job

ThinkstockPhotos-494369041.jpg

There's no denying that the prospect of an upcoming job interview can be as stressful as it is exciting.

Luckily, help is at hand to ensure you nail the interview process and successfully land your dream job, in the form of this definitive 16 step guide.

The infographic of essential job interview tips, created by Ryan Robinson and Rachel Frankel for online learning platform CreativeLive, features everything from researching the company before you arrive to mastering the art of the perfect handshake. 

We've picked three of the more unusual highlights below and you can see the full infographic further down. 

How to be successful in a job interview

job interview

Use the triple nod when listening

38% of hiring managers say they've eliminated candidates after an interview because of a lack of smiling and engagement during a conversation.

Use confident posture

33% of hiring managers say they have eliminated candidates after an interview because of bad posture.

Find out who you're interviewing with, and research them too

43% of hiring managers report that cultural fit is the single most influential factor in determining which candidate gets the job.

Be sure you have a clear idea of how well you're going to relate with the people you're interviewing with, and plan accordingly.

dream job

Related

panda cuddler.jpg

Applications open for role as professional panda hugger

Row Like a Girl cross the finish line of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge L-R Lauren Morton, Bella Collins, Gee Purdy and Olivia Bolesworth CREDIT BEN DUFFY.jpg

The inspirational women who rowed 3,000 miles across the Atlantic

happiness balloon.jpg

This is the optimum age for happiness in the UK

mattel-hello-barbie-doll.jpg

Barbie is now curvy and petite to reflect “a broader view of beauty”

CindyCrawford5.jpg

Cindy Crawford retires from modelling, aged 50

NicoleKidman2.jpg

Nicole Kidman says she wouldn’t feel fulfilled as a stay-at-home mum

rexfeatures_5329809a.jpg

Why every woman should have a Fuck Off Fund

rexfeatures_5556582ac.jpg

The ultimate feminist speech? Shonda Rhimes shows us how it's done

BRISTOL.jpg

These are the 10 happiest UK cities to work in

Comments

More

The world's first hot air balloon bar is coming to the UK

Get ready for some sky-high drinking

by Sarah Biddlecombe
24 May 2017

All the best ways to indulge your love of gin around the UK

Safaris, festivals, teas and tours to get your juniper on

by Amy Swales
24 May 2017

The time of day has a very real effect on what we want to binge-watch

Light in the morning, darkness at night

by Moya Crockett
24 May 2017

Sunshine could help ease chronic period pain, suggests study

A link has been found between vitamin D, aka the 'sunshine vitamin', and reduced cramps

by Moya Crockett
24 May 2017

Piers Morgan’s ‘hate-mongering’ is expertly shut down on live TV

When Morgan began airing his views about the Manchester attack, Sally Dynevor made it her mission to shut him down

by Kayleigh Dray
24 May 2017

Sara Rowbotham finally makes her voice heard on First Dates

The Rochdale sexual health worker broke down on the Channel 4 dating show

by Kayleigh Dray
24 May 2017

“A teenage girl's first concert should be a rite of passage”

“And, last night it was snatched from their innocent hands”

by Lucy Foster
23 May 2017

Manchester attack: how you can help

The ways you can support the victims, survivors and investigation

by Amy Swales
23 May 2017

The entertainment world reacts to the Manchester terror attack

Tributes have poured in from stars across the globe following the tragedy

by Joe Ellison
23 May 2017

Manchester attack: the woman who heroically protected over 50 children

Paula Robinson has been praised for her heroism on social media

by Kayleigh Dray
23 May 2017