Arrive on time (or 10 minutes early!) If possible,
trial run the journey before hand. If you can’t avoid lateness.. call!
Turn your mobile phone off
Dress appropriately – you won’t get a second chance
to make that first impression!
Be aware of your body language
Research the industry and company. Always check
their website, their competitors and prepare some questions of your own.
Prepare for common interview questions. Practice
Practice Practice! Be aware of the interview process, who you'll meet, their
Line up your questions for the interviewer.
During the interview:
Maintain eye contact. Don’t rush your answers –
it’s ok to take a little time to think about your answers before you say anything.
Answer questions honestly and don’t try to ‘blag’
an answer. If you don’t know or don’t have that experience, be honest, but make
it clear you’re a quick learner.
Clarify your selling points and reasons you want
the job. Don't use long-winded stories. Make sure your answers are full and
Anticipate the interviewer's concerns and
reservations; and prepare your ‘defence’
Make the most of the “tell me about yourself”
Close on a positive note and always thank the interviewer
for their time. Ask when you should expect to hear from them, or tell them how
keen you are on the job.