How to nail a job interview

Going to a job interview can be a bit daunting. You’ve applied for the job, they think your CV and past experience is what they’re looking for, and now they want to see if you’re a good fit for the role and team.

The first thing to remember is that they obviously think you could do the job – you’re half way there. The interview stage is about getting more detail about your strengths, skills and most of all your personality and how you show up.

There are a few things you can do to help you nail a job interview. Whilst these may be simple tips, you’d be surprised by the number of people who don’t get this right.

  1. Be 5-10 minutes early – it seems obvious, but punctuality is a must. It shows you can manage your time and are reliable.
  2. Dress smart – you need to make a good first impression. What you wear will help convey you’re serious about the job. Avoid jeans, singlets and anything else too casual – you mean business, so dress like you want the job.
  3. Do your research – find out a bit of information about the company – what they do, how long they’re been around and what their values are. This will show you’ve come prepared and have done your homework.
  4. Print a copy of your CV and cover letter if applicable. You might not need it, but it will give you a bit of confidence if you have something to refer to.
  5. Be yourself – it’s important to show who you are, your personality and what you’ll bring to the role.

If you follow these tips, you’ll be on your way to landing yourself a job. While this isn’t a full list, they will help. If you have any questions about the interview process, be sure to talk to Hirestaff before going to your interview. We are happy to help and run through some of the questions you might be asked.

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