Making a success of your next interview
We understand that interviews can sometimes be nerve-racking. Here’s how you can take the pressure off and put your best foot forward.
Remember, the person who’s interviewing you is hoping to find a great candidate. They want you to succeed, so relax and let them see what a great opportunity they’ll have by hiring you!
- Be on time – get there at least five 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.