Interview Prep Candidates
Updated: May 10, 2022
Valuable Interview Preparation Tips
Research the company fully. Ask your consultant for current projects, structure of the company and relevant websites/links.
Look at your journey time to the interview, account for traffic or delays, and turn up around 10 minutes prior to your interview.
Look well-presented and dress smart.
Likely Interview Questions
Why do you want to leave your current job?
What interests you about this company?
What motivates you in an out of work?
What day to day duties doe you have currently at work?
What do you think of your current employer?
Which position have you enjoyed the most on your CV and why?
Where do you see your career in five years’ time?
What are some of your major achievements been?
What questions do you have for us?
During the Interview
The format of the interview can take many shapes so it is impossible to predict everything. Ultimately, it is a conversation so can flow any way.
Remain calm and confident at all times.
Maintain eye contact when in conversation with an individual. This demonstrates proper listening skills and confidence.
Positivity! Answer questions in a positive manner and put a positive emphasis on answers.
How To Sell Yourself In A Job Interview
Preparation is key! To be able to sell your skills and experience to someone, you must research both the job position and the company in detail.
Confidence is key. Act friendly and confident with a strong hand shake, good eye contact, and a smile. If you can establish a rapport with the interviewer it instantly puts you in a much better position.
Avoid bringing up negatives. If questioned on why you are leaving your current job or about working relationships at previous companies, try not to criticize and talk negatively as this can damage your impression to the interviewer.
Ask about the next step. At the end of the interview ask what the next steps are. Ask when they will be making a decision and if there is anything else they need from you.
Introduction. Introduce yourself and interviewers introduce themselves.
Typical Interview Questions.
Your experience. Try to link answers to questions about your experience to the job role itself and make examples of relevant experience.
Typical Interview Questions.
Technical Questions. Expect technical questions around the role itself e.g. software used, questions on processes, regulations, client knowledge etc.
Scenario Questions. Expect scenario based questions around daily duties of the job role and your previous experience. “How would you deal with …?” or “To achieve … what would you change and do differently?” or “if presented with … problem, how would you solve this?”.
Your Questions. Think of 3 or so questions you can ask about things that are important to you. Avoid questions about salary & annual leave etc. as this can give the wrong impression. Focus on questions about progression, how long the interviewer has been with the company, what are the company goals moving forwards, upcoming projects etc.
Thank the interviewer. Thank them for their time and the opportunity to speak with them. Tell them any positives you have in mind about the company and their work. Tell them that you look forward to hearing from them.