Make that interview count

Posted on June 15, 2021 at 1:10 pm

Getting an interview for a job that you have applied for is a massive achievement and so it is essential that you give yourself the best possible chance of being successful and being offered the job you want. Obviously being punctual and smartly dressed when attending the interview is essential but being prepared before the interview will not only enhance the likelihood of a positive outcome but will also give you more confidence to answer questions that are posed and ask questions relevant to the role.

Carrying out research about the company and the role you are hoping to get is certainly worthwhile and should include finding out how long the company has been in business for, what their main products and services are and which skills they are asking potential employees to have.

Consider beforehand the elements of your CV which convey your strengths and skills. The STAR method is a useful strategy to use that is: Situation you had to deal with, Task you were given to do, Action you took and Result what happened as a result of the action you took and what you learned from the experience.

A good idea when preparing for an interview is to ask a trusted friend to help you by posing questions you may be required to answer. They may also be willing to be an audience for any presentations you need to practise giving feedback on ways to improve.

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