With the whole country gripped in Euro 2012 fever, we thought we’d take a leaf out of England manager Roy Hodgson’s book and create our own match-winning tactics… for a job interview.
Landing that perfect job is hard, there is no two ways about it. But by following this handy strategy guide, you can help turn the odds in your favour and return home as man of the match. We can’t promise an open-topped bus parade through your local high street, but that winning feeling will be just as good when you triumph in the job stakes.
Safe hands are the order of the day here, and you will need a cool calm and composed manner at all times. You never know when an interviewer will try to hit you with a long ball, so make sure you stay alert and have prepared suitable answers for any tricky questions.
When it comes to tackling the interviewer, you should do everything you can to keep hold of the ball and avoid any yellow (or worse) red cards. Keep the referee on your side by holding a friendly, talkative manner and speaking clearly and intelligently for the whole 90 minutes.
You want to show the other team you have great vision and do not have any trouble passing the ball. Show you are a good team player and demonstrate previous occasions when you have helped your fellow work colleagues out. You interviewer is sure to be impressed by your previous experience.
You cannot win a game without scoring the all-important golden goal, and you will need to prove that you are the right person for the job. What is it that your interviewer is looking for in a candidate? Tick the right boxes and prove to them you are the match winner they crave.
Oh, and one last thing, make sure you dress for the occasion. There is nothing worse than turning up for the big match with the wrong kit on! Suited and booted all the way. Make your country proud!