Job interview tips

 
Before The Interview
  • Research the company & the job for which you are applying.
  • Re-read the job advertisement.
  • Re-read your resume.
  • Remind yourself why you are interested in the job and the company.
  • Anticipate the questions the interviewer might ask, prepare answers and write down the answers to possible questions.
  • Know what skills, attributes and knowledge the company is looking for and be prepared to explain why you think you would be a good hire for the company.
  • Plan how you will get to the interview – know exactly where you are going and how long it takes to get there.

 

During The Interview

  • Have a copy of your resume for yourself and put it in a clear folder so that it is available for you to refer to quickly and easily. Make sure you have your facts and figures at hand.
  • Dress neatly, comfortably and appropriately.
  • Arrive early  – arriving  15-30 minutes ahead of time allows you to relax and focus your thoughts. Arriving early shows to the interviewer that you are punctual and serious about your job.
  • Set your phone to silent mode during the interview – don’t put yourself in a situation where your phone rings in the middle of the interview.
  • Present yourself in a confident and positive manner.
  • Be polite and speak clearly.
  • Smile and keep up eye contact with the interviewer.
  • Don’t ever interrupt the interviewer – wait for the interviewer to finish talking before you respond.
  • Use positive words when describing your previous careers and avoid criticizing former employers or colleagues.