What you need to know:
- Date and time of interview
- Name and position of the interviewer
- Address of company and directions
- Company background / history (look at their website)
- Job description
- Why is this position available
- Salary and other benefits
- Hours of work
Questions you may be asked:
- Why are you leaving your current role?
- Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
- What are your strengths and weaknesses?
- What skills do you think you could bring to the company and the role?
On the day:
- Dress appropriately – smart on all occasions
- Ensure you know where you are going
- Arrive promptly for your interview
- Be prepared – make sure you have read the job description and done your research on the company.
At the Interview:
Remember that an interview is a two-way process and is an opportunity for you to ask questions as well as be asked them. Find out about the company - think about what you might need to know. If you want, make a note of a couple of questions to raise at the end of the interview. Show the employer why you are excited about the prospect of joining their organisation.
- Show enthusiasm and interest in both the company and job role
- Talk clearly and display that you have knowledge of the organisation
- Show examples of your relevant experience
- Ask relevant questions
- Don’t criticise your current/previous employers
- Listen carefully to questions asked and answer clearly
- Say if you do not understand a question
- Do not close questions with a simple yes or no – try and turn the answer into a conversation
- Express good body language
- Give good eye contact and a firm handshake
- Don’t be afraid to say that you want this job!