Interview Tips

Tips to get you Through your interview:job-interview

Your interview starts at the entrance door.
Research the company, industry and the position.
Try to establish the format/style of the interview.
Be prepared to explain why you want the job.
Convince the interviewer that you have what it takes to do the job.
Rehearse the answers you will give to questions arising from your CV.
Speak confidently about dates and grades.
Let the interviewer lead the interview.
Listen and adapt.

 

Always:

  • Confirm interview date, time and the name of the person you are meeting.
  • Arrive for interview with time to spare.
  • Be neat and presentable at interview.
  • Be friendly to everybody you meet.
  • Be truthful.
  • Speak clearly.
  • Maintain eye contact.
  • Pay attention to what is being said.
  • Ask questions about the company, their future…
  • Remain calm.
  • Be confident, not overbearing.
  • Thank the interviewer for taking the time to see you, when the interview is over.

 

Do Not:

  • Bluff.
  • Fidget.
  • Answer curtly.
  • Make derogatory remarks about your current or any previous employer.
  • Show disappointment if you feel the interview is not going well.
  • Initiate discussions on matters such as salary, holidays and overtime at the first interview.
  • Overstate your salary expectations

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Tell me a little bit about yourself?

Do you know anything about our company?

Why are you interested in this position?

You mentioned you have experience in “——–“, talk through some examples of this.

What do you dislike about your current/most recent role?

What do you consider your greatest strengths / weaknesses?

Why do you wish to move on from your current/most recent role?

How would you describe yourself/your current boss?

Can you explain this gap in your work history?

How do you rate your ability to deal with conflict? Examples

Describe the best job you ever had?

What motivates you?

What accomplishments have given you the most satisfaction? Why?

What kind of work environment are you most comfortable in?

Whats the hardest decision you’ve had to make?

In the work place, what are the most important things to you?

 

Questions you should think of asking

What are the companies plans for the future?

Expansion?

Does the company have any established training programs?

Who are your customers?

Why is this position open?

What would you like done differently by the person who fills this position?

What accounts for success within the company?

What significant changes do you foresee in the near future?

When will you make a decision on this appointment?