Interview tips

Secured an interview? Now it’s time to make sure you shine and leave a lasting impression. Here are some tips to help you navigate the interview process with confidence.

Interviews will be in-person or virtually (for example, via Microsoft Teams or Zoom) and will usually last for 45 minutes to an hour. Expect to do one or two interviews for each role. You may also be required to do tests or exercises. The company you are interviewing for will let you know what to expect before the interview.

Before the interview: Preparation is key

Know the job description: Familiarise yourself with the job requirements and responsibilities. Be prepared to discuss how your skills and experiences match the role.
Research the company: Understand what the company does. Try to tailor your responses to show how you align with their goals.
Practice common questions: Rehearse your responses to common interview questions. This will help you voice your thoughts more confidently during the actual interview.

During the interview: Showcasing your best self

Dress appropriately: Choose professional attire that aligns with the company's dress code. First impressions matter!
Active listening: Listen carefully to the interviewer's questions and respond thoughtfully. This demonstrates your ability to comprehend information and engage in meaningful conversation. It might be helpful to write the questions down as they are being asked, so you can refer back to make sure you have answered fully.
Tell compelling stories: Support your qualifications with real-life examples. Share specific situations where you demonstrated key skills or problem-solving abilities.
Ask questions: Have thoughtful questions ready to ask the interviewer. This demonstrates your interest in the role and the company. Ask about the next steps in the hiring process and the expected timeline for a decision.

After the interview: Seal the deal

Reflect and learn: Take note of the interview experience. Reflect on what went well and areas for improvement, regardless of the outcome.
Follow up: If the interview process takes longer than expected, don't hesitate to follow up politely to express your continued interest.


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