Interview Preparation

Top 5 Interview Tips

Congratulations! on getting an interview, the next stage is all down to you, your personality and how you come across. Remember you are just as good as the other candidates, you now need to add value, what can you bring to the interview that is better or makes you stand out compared to other candidates?

Congratulations! on getting an interview, the next stage is all down to you, your personality and how you come across. Remember you are just as good as the other candidates, you now need to add value, what can you bring to the interview that is better or makes you stand out compared to other candidates?


Here are the TOP 5 interview tips to help you to prepare.


1. Is your CV and are you fit for purpose? Make sure you are ready to be questioned about your CV and its contents. Be prepared and ready for any questions regarding your CV and your skills history.

2. At an interviewer do they still ask those cliché questions? Interviewers will want to go through a particular set of interview questions, which may include the cliché questions such as what are your strengths and weaknesses. They may also ask you to give examples of when you have achieved well in a task and how you felt. Be sure to have responses that you can share of past experiences that will relate to the position you are discussing.

3. First impression – They still count, be prepared, look smart and dress appropriate for the interview, maintain a good handshake and be sure you look at the person when you are speaking to them if one to one, or if an interview panel be sure to look along the panel so that you are engaging with them.

4. Do your homework – Make sure you have reviewed the job spec, and the company website and that you are up to speed with the organization, what they do, their core values, and how this will relate to the job you are being interviewed for.

5. Be prepared –Make sure you have a few questions ready for the interviewer relating to the organization and the position. This will prove that you have prepared and will generate further discussions.

Good Luck!

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