Below are some practical tips that will guide you through the mechanics of the interview process whether it is on the phone or face-face. Whilst they are useful tips to help you prepare, one important area to be able to talk about in any interview is IMPACT! When you are describing your work experience, always ensure you articulate how your contribution made an impact and what your achievements have been.
Do you have an interview coming up soon? Are you thinking of making a career change? The biggest mistake job seekers make is not being prepared. Increase your chances of success by following our advice on interview preparation and techniques.
- Do your research! Use all of your resources to learn as much as you can about the company and position you are interviewing for.
- Review your Curriculum Vitae in advance of the interview. Review it thoroughly and be able to answer questions about any aspect of your work history and professional skill set.
- Practice, Practice, Practice – prepare for basic questions such as ‘Why are you interested in this company’? ‘What interests you about this specific position’? , also be prepared to answer questions that you may be less comfortable with such as, areas for development, gap in your skill set for the role you are interviewing for.