How to prepare for an interview?
You’ve secured a job interview, Congratulations! Now what exactly to prepare?
Whether it’s a phone call or in person interview, preparation is crucial and a great way to make a first impression!
1. Research the Company!
As obvious as it sounds, so many people turn up to interviews with only basic knowledge of the company. Interviewers want to know that you have taken the time to understand the organisation’s ethos, values, how they operate and why they do what they do. You can often find information about the company on their “about us” section within the site, on their social channels or in featured news articles.
2. Reflect on the Job Description
It’s easy to read a job description, apply for the role and then not give the description a second glance. Don’t do this! Familiarise yourself with the description and requirements of the role and think about how your experience matches this. Prepare for potential questions with real-life examples that showcase your ability and skills.
3. Prepare for Potential Questions
There is nothing worse than being asked a question, not being prepared. Take some time prior to the interview to think about answers to potential questions. This can really help with keeping you calm and composed. Ultimately the interviewer wants to learn about you as a person, your skills and experience, why you want to work for them and how you can add value to the team. Try and be unique with your answers, after talking to many candidates it's refreshing as an employer to hear something new or exciting that really differentiates you.
4. Plan the day
Being late in an interview is not ideal, of course, life can get in the way sometimes but preparing for the journey can be a great way to ensure punctuality. Find the location of the building, and always set off earlier just to be safe!