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I have an interview tomorrow - help calm me down!

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laura2323 Tue 25-Nov-14 11:54:25

So after years of job hunting for a "proper job" I have an interview for an admin job tomorrow.

I'm currently self employed due to not being able to get any type of job and it's flexible for me around my 1year old. I am so nervous about it! It's my first interview ever, as in my previous jobs I was offered the jobs without applying! I really need this job as my OH has just been made redundant so our household income has dropped from £22k to less than £9k combined (he is also now self employed with me). I really don't want to mess it up!

I just have a few questions if anyone could help me!

What type of questions will they ask of me? It's an admin position in the care industry. I have previous experience as admin / PA / secretary.

I know they can't ask outright about childcare etc but will they skirt around it (they know I have a child as we started to cry for attention during the telephone interview) I had a brilliant telephone interview with them and felt like I got off on the right point.

Will being self employed in a totally different area go against me?

They also want to do a crb/DBS check, not a problem as I have an enhance and current crb which is only 1 month old; will they accept this?

I will be wearing a smart suit style dress with black tights and a blazer with black heels about 3/4 inch high, is this too formal? Also will be taking out extra ear rings and have minimal make up.

Any other tips and pointers will help!

So excited/nervous if you can't tell!

SaucyMare Tue 25-Nov-14 21:50:46

Sorry if i am too late, most of my job interview questions have been the "in this situation what would you do?" Type questions. Which you cant really prepare for.

Nobody has even mentioned childcare in any of my interviews.

KenDoddsDadsDog Tue 25-Nov-14 21:54:27

You can do it OP ! Good luck.
They will ask about previous experience , think about what you want to gain by working there. Think about any questions you want to ask them as well .

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