Preparing for an interview

Do your research – You will be asked specific questions about the potential employer so always research the company and the industry so that you can answer questions confidently and competently.

Practice your answers – There are always common questions at interview, you should therefore practice answering questions about your strengths & weaknesses to show you are the best person for the job.

Appearance – First impressions matter. If you have been successful and have been called for interview you should arrive 5-10 minutes before the interview time and always be dressed smartly.

Make sure you know where the interview location is and ensure you allow plenty of time for travel.

The way you dress is important and you should look to portray a smart and professional image to show you are serious about working for the company.

Stay Calm – It is important to portray a confident and professional manner, by staying calm, speaking clearly and at a normal pace you will achieve this.

Remember: your interviewers are normal people and may be just as nervous as you.

Body Language – body language is important at interview, it can give the image of being unprofessional, unenthusiastic and disinterested.

Remember: Be positive, sit up straight and maintain eye contact.

Ask Questions – It is important to ask relevant questions. You do not need to wait until the end of the interview to do this. If the situation arises or you think of relevant questions during the interview, wait until a suitable time to ask. It is best to think of the interview as a conversation.