Ten tips for a great job interview
On 01 Jun 2016
Whether you're a seasoned pro or just a beginner, it never hurts to finesse your job interview skills. Read our ten tips for a successful job interview and find the confidence you need to land the job of your dreams.
- Prepare. Research the role and the organisation prior to the interview so that you can answer and ask specific questions.
- Practice. Ask a family member or friend to do a mock interview. You can research typical interview questions and prepare your answers. This will help with nerves too.
- Dress the part. Ensure that you are well groomed and dressed professionally – first impressions count.
- Arrive on time. Make sure you know how to get to the interview and arrive no more than 10 minutes early. Every interaction you have with anyone in the organisation counts so remember to act professionally as soon as you enter the premises.
- Relax and be yourself! The interviewer wants to get to know you, so be the best version of you.
- Smile and use direct eye contact at all times. This will help you engage and build a rapport with the interviewer.
- Listen carefully to the questions that you are being asked. That way, you are only giving the interviewer the information that they request and avoid straying away from the question.
- Be honest. If you lie in your interview and the truth is exposed at a later date, it is extremely likely that you will have your employment terminated.
- Ask questions. Prepare some questions beforehand to ask the interviewer. By asking questions about the job and company, it shows how interested you are in the role.
- Thank you. Thank the interviewer for their time at the end of the interview.