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If you have got a job interview coming up, check out these reasons why being early to it might improve your chances of winning the job.

Preparation Time

Being early to a job interview will allow you plenty of preparation time and an opportunity for some last minute cramming! If you turn up early to the interview you can re-read the job description and your resume template and prepare for some possible job interview questions.

Show You Are Keen

An employer wants to know that they are at the top of your priority list when it comes to job vacancies. If you show up late to the interview it doesn’t make you look very keen or interested in working for the company. By showing up early you are demonstrating your eagerness to meet the employer and to find out more about the opportunity.

Be Organised

Turning up early to the interview will make you feel more organised and more relaxed. If you are rushing to get to the interview and arrive late, you’ll automatically feel flustered and this won’t help your chances when it comes to answering job interview questions. By arriving on time or early to the interview it will help you to feel more calm, which will help when it comes to answering difficult questions and battling job interview nerves.

Meet Other Members of Staff

If you are early you’ll probably sit in a communal area of the office – either in reception or a staff room. This may mean you get to interact with other members of staff before the employer meets you for the interview. Not only will this give you an opportunity to make an extra impression, but it will also allow you to find out about the staff working there and the company culture and this will help you make the decision as to whether it’s the right job for you.

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