– 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
– 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.
– To everyone in the interview process, including the those not involved in the interview like the Receptionist
Preparation is everything
– Being knowledgeable about the company demonstrates that you have an interest in the organisation as well as the role
– Competency based interview
– Panel interviewing
– Telephone interview
– Group interview/assessment centre
– Psychometric/online testing
– Don’t ask questions such as “How much holiday is there?” or “What is the salary?”
– 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
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