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Interviews

The interviewer has already seen your CV or application form and thinks you may be suitable, so don't panic but do prepare, it is essential if you want to have a good chance of getting the job. Plenty of tips to help you with interviews are on the leaflet Interviews, which can be found under the Downloads section.

Video interviews

  • prepare in the same way
  • check your equipment works and look at the camera not the screen
  • think about what you are wearing - dress for the job
  • make sure the backgroind is ok and that you won't be interrupted

You may need help if you have a criminal record and you are applying for work. Many employers will still consider you if they don’t think your conviction is relevant or you can show that you have ‘learnt your lesson’ and you are not a risk. Applying for jobs in the right way will give you a better chance of getting a job. For further advice see the leaflet, Applying for work with a criminal record,  see the Downloads section.