Top 10 group interview dos and don'ts

  • Before the interview, research the company and find out how it runs group interviews – you don't want to be caught with your pants down.

  • Dress in smart business clothes – dressing down or wearing something overly fancy is risky.

  • Arrive early to suss out the competition and show you're keen – if you get there late you will be remembered for all the wrong reasons.

  • Be courteous and attentive as soon as you arrive – don't forget you're being observed from the minute you walk into the room.

  • Turn your phone off – just imagine all those eyes staring at you. You'll want to crawl into a hole if it rings and everyone stares at you.

  • During group activities be cooperative, attentive and encouraging – sulking or bossing people around is a big no-no.

  • Participate wherever possible and put your hand up to answer questions – don't be shy; you will probably never see the other applicants again so if you make a fool of yourself, who cares?

  • Be unique! Talk about your attributes – going along with the crowd is suicide.

  • Develop a rapport with the interviewer by asking questions – steer clear of aggressive questions about pay or overtime.

  • Relax! Let your personality shine through – the interviewer wants someone who can fit in, not a worry-wart or stress head.

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