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Money and Benefits Park

Here are some things to budget for and bear in mind for job interviews:

  • Travel Costs

    car.gifLook at costs of bus or train travel, if you are going by car then find out where you are going to park and how much parking will cost. Use google maps to make sure that you are prepared for the journey and know how to get there. Also consider using Transport Direct.

    You may qualify for Elevate funding support.  We have been able to help others by paying for transport to get to interviews.  Please get in touch.

  • Clothing

    clothing.gifYou will probably need a smart outfit to go to the interview in, most probably a suit, but this will depend entirely on the job you are going for. As a general rule the smarter the better.

    If you've never bought a suit before here is some advice that you might find useful.

    • It should be comfortable and smart, as a general rule you can't go wrong with a black suit.
    • Remember that a suit means either Jacket + Trousers OR Jacket + Dress/Skirt and Shirt.
    • Places to go to get a suit in Newbury: Debenhams, John Lewis, TopMan, TopShop, Burton, H & M, Dorothy Perkins, Marks and Spencer’s.  A Top Tip is to visit the charity shops and speak to the staff.  They will be more than happy to help.
    • See your suit as an investment, you will be able to wear it to all your interviews and when you get a job you will be able to wear it to work as well!

    You may qualify for Elevate funding support.  We have been able to help others by purchasing clothes for interviews.  Please get in touch.

  • Print Costs

    printer.gifYou might want to bring along a couple of copies of your CV and your application, so you can hand it to them if they need it. Also you can have it with you when you are preparing for and sitting in the interview.

    Don’t worry if you don’t have a printer at home, plenty of places in Newbury can print things out for you. For example Newbury College, offer their printing services to the public. (

  • Starting Work

    money.gifRemember that when you get a job you are entitled to be paid at least the national minimum wage, which can be different depending on your age. Click here to check what you should expect!


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