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Getting an interview means that on your application form you showed the employer that you have the skills for the job and they can see your potential. Now it’s time to show them at the interview that you are the right person for the job.

Most employers will give you a time and date for your interview. You may also be asked to do a test or trial shift. You should do your best to go at the time they have asked. If the time does not suit you, you can ask them to rearrange. They may be more willing to change it if you explain why you need to. Make sure you know the name and contact number of your interviewer so you can contact them if you need to move the interview at the last minute.

If you have a caring emergency and cannot attend, do your best to let them know. They may be able to rearrange for another time. Again, they are more likely to do this if you explain why you cannot go.

Once you have agreed a time and date you will need to speak to the person you care for about how they will be supported while you are at the interview.

This information is part of the Getting into work - a guide for young adult carers.

​Next update due: June 2017