So you’ve been successful in the cv screening process and have got to interview stage, great news. Now all you need to do is make sure you fully prepare and ensure that your interview a positive and successful experience. We have some industry inside know-how hints and tips to share with you that will help you prepare for that all important interview.
hints and tips
You must be clear about what the job specification is and the skills needed to match the role so that you approach any answers with a relevant responses
Know your cv inside out, so that you can talk with ease about every aspect of it
Make sure you do your research on those interviewing you, look at their profiles on LinkedIn, look at their website, and search for any news or articles on them
Research the business you are interviewing with, find out as much as you can – visit their website, research their competitors, read about them online and on social media
Be armed with a series of questions you think they are likely to ask, so you don’t feel thrown or unprepared
Make sure you dress the part, be smart, and dress appropriately
Plan your journey to allow yourself plenty of time to get to the interview, and know who to ask for on arrival – you should arrive at least ten minutes before hand
Be polite and courteous to everyone you meet – impressions really do count
It’s important that you ask the interviewer questions, generally you will be given opportunities towards the end but this can vary so come armed
Good body language is an essential tool in your interview – don’t cross your arms and legs, don’t be restless, don’t slouch or play with a pen – these can all be really off-putting
Answer the questions clearly and concisely, make sure you add in facts and examples
Do show that you are passionate about the opportunity, smile and be engaged throughout, this shows you are genuinely interested
When the interview ends, don’t forget to thank the interviewer for their time, smile, shake their hand firmly, and say goodbye
Most of all, it’s important to try to relax and enjoy the interview – after all the interviewer is human too!