Interview Tips

Remember it’s natural to be nervous or unsure, so please call us if you feel this way and we can talk you through everything you need to know. 

  1. Research the company you are interviewing with (ask your recruiter for any tips, research their website, industry journals, read the job description again). Have some questions to ask them.
  2. Arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled time.
  3. Take along a copy of your CV for the interviewer.
  4. Greet the interviewer with good eye contact and a firm hand shake followed by greeting them with their last name.
  5. It can be tempting to relax or slump in your chair or read any exposed information on the desk. Please avoid this and remain focused on the interviewer with good poise and eye contact.
  6. Wait until the interviewer asks you to talk about yourself before you present any information about yourself. In particular do not present any paper work, qualifications etc unless they have asked you specifically.
  7. Project your voice, conveying confidence and enthusiasm when answering questions. Always answer the questions directly do not go off at a tangent. You will be surprised how many positions are lost due to this.
  8. Even if you are not enthralled by the role give them positive feedback, it will give them a good first impression and who knows what other positions may materilaise in the future?
  9. Don’t bring up salary let the interviewer ask you if at all. If they do ask state your full package with any perks.
  10. Even if you think you have been rejected remain positive, so many times candidates have been successful when they thought they had been discounted.
  11. When the interview is finished shake their hand, thank them for their time and convey your interest.

Don’t forget to review our ‘Questions you may be asked’ section by following this link.