Know What They Want
• An important part of going about an interview
is to analyse what the company is seeking in a
candidate. Make a list of the
skills, knowledge, professional and personal
qualities that are required by the employer.
• It will help you to prepare answering interview
questions and to ask the interviewer
questions. You will also be able to find out
whether the company culture is a good fit for
Practice Your Answers
• Taking the time to practice answering the
interview questions that you will probably be
asked during a job interview will help give you
calm your nerves, because you won't be
hesitating while you're in the interview seat.
Know What They Could Ask You
• Review common job interview questions and
answers and think about how you will respond
so you are prepared to answer. Knowing what
the person will ask you gives you a big
advantage as you will know what to expect.
Don’t Wait Until The Last Minute
• Waiting till the last minute is a bad idea. If you
lose or forget your notes or questions you will
get worried and end being nervous for the
interview. This will result in hesitation during
the interview which will make the interviewer
What Should and Shouldn’t You Bring?
• A folder with extra copies of your CV and
Personal Statement, a list of references, and
a list of questions to ask the interviewer. It's
also important what not to bring - your
phone, chewing-gum, or anything else other
than yourself and your necessary items.
Know Where You’re Going!
• If you have a Sat Nav ask them their postcode
so you don’t get lost. The worst thing that
could happen is turning up late for your
interview which will look bad on you because
they will think you aren’t bothered.
• While in the interview seat have confidence
and don’t look or act worried. Also do not
hesitate as it will look better if you speak
confidently. The interviewer wont want to hire
someone that doesn’t seem to co-operate