Tips & Advice

Interview Research and Preparationtips_top

  • Thoroughly research the company website.
  • Familiarise yourself with the company’s values and its core products & services and research the industry which the company is in. 
  • Plan on arriving 5-10 minutes before your scheduled interview time. Do not be any earlier than 10 minutes and definitely do not be late. 
  • Bring a spare copy of your CV to the interview
  • Prepare yourself in advance with some common interview questions (both behavioural & skill specific).
  • Make sure you are aware where the interview is located, any specific directions and obtain clear clarification on the interview time.
  • Ensure that you are presented in a corporate manner, your hair is neat and tidy and your shoes are polished/clean. A good first impression is always important.

The Interviewtips_bottom

  • Make sure that your mobile telephone is switched off.
  • Try to be relaxed and be reassured from the research and preparation that you have undertaken.
  • Ensure that you use positive and friendly body language when meeting your interviewe.
  • Follow the interviewers lead, wait to sit until the interviewer does so or offers a seat to you,
  • Try to maintain a level of eye contact throughout the interview.
  • Speak clearly at all times and try to project your voice.
  • Think before you speak, don’t be afraid of a silent pause.
  • Avoid one word answers
  • Be positive about your reason/s for leaving your current position.
  • Never speak badly of past supervisors or employers under any circumstances
  • When asked about your strengths, make sure they are relevant to the position you are interviewing for.