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Fail to plan, plan to fail. The interview process is rarely the same from one employer to the next, so planning and preparation is absolutely crucial.
Take a look at our guide below on how to be as prepared as possible for an interview.
Before each interview, review your CV and any application forms you may have completed.
The interviewer will expect you to be familiar with both, and you’ll need to show that you’ve addressed the key requirements of the role.
Prepare real-life work and life experiences to showcase your skills and experience to demonstrate to the interviewer that you’re right for the job.
Competency Based Interviewing is becoming widely used and therefore apply the basics and ensure you qualify your comments in order to backup any statements you make about your competency.
Candidates are asked questions that require them to demonstrate their behaviour and/or skills in specific circumstances with examples.
Prepare examples using the STAR technique:
Find out as much information about the company and the role as possible. Spend time on the company’s website and any of its social networks to get a feel for its products or services, structure, projects, and values.
Understanding what the interviewer wants is key to interview success, and there’s no substitute for preparation.
Be prepared with answers for questions you think they may ask. For instance:
You’ll need to show a genuine interest in the role and the company, so be prepared with thoughtful and perceptive questions.
This is also a chance for you to ask questions to gauge whether the opportunity is right for you. Take into account any information already provided during the interview and prepare back-up questions in case some of them have already been covered.
You could ask:
Finally, ask what the follow-up procedure is following the interview, and when you can expect to hear from them. Let the interviewer know if you are interested in the position, and of course, thank them for their time.
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