Nice one - you got an interview! Here are a few tips to help you put your best foot forward.

What to wear

So cruising in an Hawaiian shirt and pair of thongs probably isn't the best call. Take the workplace's general day-to-day look and aim a little nicer. Maybe add a tie instead of wearing an open-shirt. Or add a sleek pocket square or tie clip if they dress nice. Lay out everything the night before so you won’t have to worry about it in the morning.

How to act

Stand up straight, deep breaths - you’ve got this. Give plenty of eye contact and actually listen. Don’t just think about what you’re going to say next. Move slowly and confidently.

Just take your time. You’d be very surprised how much two deep breaths and a smile will do to your confidence.

How to handle questions

Have you ever seen James Bond ramble? Exactly. Think about each question before you respond and speak slowly and clearly – to avoid the dreaded word-salad. And come prepared with questions. Nothing’s more awkward than ending a meeting on a lull – after all, you’re asking for a second interview.

How to do a proper handshake

Two shakes? Three? Or should you just go for four?

Give your new employer the handshake of an adult. Here’s how:

  • Grip: Firm. Not crushing, not limp, but just right.
  • Give eye contact and smile. You’re not a robot.
  • Clean, dry hands. No wet fish shakes on our watch.
  • Don’t linger. Two quick shakes and release.
  • No double-handers, Romeo. One and done.

Your job, your super

Let’s face it. We all completely forget about our super until we have to give our details to a new employer. When you start a new job, you give your employer your bank details for your pay, so why not give them your super details too.

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