There are different types of interviewing styles which can include face to face, over the phone, webchat or with a panel. In any of these scenarios these top tips below will help you.
Dress smartly and look professional.
No jeans or trainers.
First impressions matter, you want to show that you are reliable and you value other people’s time.
Do a practice run – plan your route, how will you get there and how long will it take you.
Everyone gets nervous for interviews, be confident. Give the interviewer a firm handshake and maintain eye contact.
Roleplay the situation with a parent, sibling or friend – this is a good confidence builder.
Research the company and the job you are applying for. Think of your qualities and skills and how these link to the job role, with examples you can use to demonstrate this.
It’s a good idea to practice answering the most commonly asked questions ahead of time.
Check out the company website and their culture and values.
Try to ask good questions that indicate you have researched the company. Asking questions shows you are interested in the position.
Ask questions that also offer up some new information about yourself at the same time, e.g. Will there be an opportunity for training to progress?
Typical strengths employers look for are: