Before Your Next Interview, Make Sure You Read Our

Interview Tips

How To Succeed In Interviews

First and last impressions are both key to a successful interview. Interview preparation is an art. Make your life as easy as possible by taking some time to prepare. Read our tips on how to make the best first impression.

Don’t Let Nerves Stand In Your Way

It is natural for us to feel nervous before an interview so take a moment to compose yourself before walking through the door. Take a few deep breaths prior to answering any question, answer slowly to create a clear, concise, confident response.

Be Yourself, Everyone Else Is Already Taken

Be genuine and honest, allow your personality to shine and demonstrate what you can bring to the Company. Ensure that you highlight all of your best qualities and back them up with examples where possible. If you don’t sell yourself no one else will!

Be Prepared

Research where the interview is taking place; do you know how to get there? Is there parking? These are vital points to investigate before setting off on the day of the interview. Arrive to the interview early so you are not flustered. Make sure you know your CV inside out.

Dress To Impress

Look smart and dress for success. You do not want to be known as the person that attended their interview wearing jeans, you want to be remembered for your ability and answers but, overall, your suitability to do the role. Once in the room with the interviewer, be engaging, sit up straight and maintain eye contact.

You Can’t Build A Great Building On A Weak Foundation

The idea of building a rapport with the interviewer is to demonstrate that you share a similar professional outlook and work ethic. Show genuine interest in what the interviewer is saying and positively express your enthusiasm for the role. This will ensure you leave the best possible impression.

It's All In The Detail

Make certain you research the Company beforehand. The best tools for this are their website and social media pages. It would also be a good idea to research their competitors. Ensure that you have read the job specification thoroughly, understanding what would be expected of you. Lastly, listen carefully to the questions and answer appropriately, attention to detail is key!

Question Time

Prepare answers for common interview questions. For example; What do you know about us? Where do you see yourself in 5 years? What appealed to you about this role? What is your greatest achievement in your career? How would your previous employer describe you? Do not be afraid to say that you do not know the answer to a question, use this to your advantage and ask the interviewer at the end to elaborate on the answer they were looking for. Use this opportunity to also ask questions that you have prepared in advance.

All Good Things Must Come to an End

It is important that you feel comfortable about the Company you are interviewing for. Allow yourself the opportunity to take in your surroundings. Do the staff look happy? Is there a good atmosphere? Does it look like somewhere you could work? Do not be frightened to tell the interviewer that you can see yourself working there and most importantly let them know that you are interested in the role!

Every employer is looking for something different, be it experience, team fit or someone they feel has expressed the right attitude. While this can be intimidating the more you prepare yourself the better you will do. It’s up to you to demonstrate what an asset you will be and why they should hire you.

If you need any more guidance, call us today and one of our consultants will be more than happy to help.