The basics for interview performance

  • be on time – get there 5 minutes early
  • dress appropriately – an interview is more formal that the day to day job
  • make a positive first impression – a smile, firm handshake and positive body language
  • prepare thoroughly – review the job description, your resume, talk to insiders, visit the website, read recent news, predict what questions you’ll be asked
  • stay focused on the questions – keep your answers brief but add in lots of specific examples of your own work experience linking back to the role on the table
  • keep it formal – don’t get too familiar or go into negative territory and maintain alert positive speech and body language
  • think about what you want to know too – have some questions ready to ask about the role or company
  • on leaving show your appreciation and interest in the role

If you are registered with Staff Australia and need some coaching for an upcoming interview contact your consultant.