Interview Tips

How you arrive

  • Arrive on time
  • Be well presented – first impressions count!

– Always wear formal/professional work clothes

– If it is raining, don’t forget your umbrella and give yourself enough time to get to the interview so you are not hot and flustered on arrival

– Don’t chew gum or arrive smelling of cigarette smoke

  • Be well prepared

– Make sure you know who you are meeting including the name and the positions of the interviewers.

– Make sure you know exactly where the interview will take place and work out your route in advance.

  • Be courteous

– To everyone in the interview process, including the those not involved in the interview like the Receptionist

 Preparation is everything

  • Be clear about the role and its expectations
  • Research the company

– Being knowledgeable about the company demonstrates that you have an interest in the organisation as well as the role

  • Know what the agency has said about you
  • Find out the format of the interview and prepare accordingly. Types of Interviews include:

– Competency based interview

– One-to-one

– Panel interviewing

– Telephone interview

– Group interview/assessment centre

– Psychometric/online testing

  • Keep in mind who the interviewers are and their job title
  • Prepare intelligent questions

– Don’t ask questions such as “How much holiday is there?” or “What is the salary?”

  • Prepare for Killer questions such as:

– What do you know about us?

– Why did you leave your last job?

– Why do you want to work for us?

– Tell me about yourself?

– Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

 – Be careful not to give the interviewer the impression you are after his job

– What do you like least about your current job?

– Be careful not to be negative about your current employer

– What are your strengths and weaknesses?

– Try and turn your weaknesses into strengths

  • BE POSITIVE!
  • Use a firm handshake

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