Interview prep is vital in order to be successful within the interview process and stand out against others. Some of the core areas to consider include the following.
Fully researching the business you are meeting is vital, as the majority of clients will ask “what do you know about our organisation?”. The internet can provide endless historical and present information on the organisation you are meeting, but simply glancing at a company website and reviewing the basics will no longer make you stand out within a competitive market. Areas to focus your research on include:
Don’t worry about memorising all the company information; most employers don’t mind candidates coming armed with a notepad of facts and figures. It should be written in bullet point format for your reference only.
Try to avoid pages of information and stick to a maximum of one side of A4.
If anything, we find clients are more impressed that candidates have taken the time to make notes than just glancing at their company website.
Treat any interview as a two way conversation, to not only allow the employer to assess your skills but for you to assess if the business and opportunity is right for you.
It is essential you are armed with intelligent questions that will make the interviewers sit back and think about before answering.
Luckily, our team have put together a comprehensive list of questions to ask in your job interview ( and which ones to avoid). You can read the guide by clicking the link below.
As much as it is important to do your research for your job interview into the potential employers, job description, culture etc, it is also really important to plan for the day itself.
From being on time to looking the part – there are so many things to consider ahead of your interview.
For the best tips on preparing for your job interview, read our guide by clicking the link below.