Keeping interview prep simple

You’ve been applying for and have been offered the opportunity to interview great news! 

Below you will find some tips we have compiled to help you with the process!

What makes you stand out?

We are all individuals and have things that make us unique and different which makes us stand out from the crowd, both in a work and a professional capacity.

Look at your CV, achievements, skills and interests and think about what makes you, YOU. 

Understand the role.

What matches the job description to you?

Go through the job description and highlight the keywords and phrases that are relevant both to the job and to yourself. This will help give you a further understanding of what to expect from a day-to-day basis in the role, allowing you to display how you are the perfect candidate.

Research the company

Learn more about the company, check out their website, look on LinkedIn - do your homework.

  • What do they do?
  • When did they start?
  • How many staff do they have?
  • What is the latest news or interesting fact about the company?

Prepare any questions

Every interview ends with the opportunity for you to ask questions, you should never waste this opportunity. After all, you need to make sure that the company is right for you, just as much they are interviewing you to make sure you are the right fit for them.

It can feel overwhelming when the interviewer asks, “Do you have anything you’d like to ask us?”

Our advice would be to preparing at least 3 questions you would like to ask at the end of the interview. 

Think about what is important for you to know about the role or company. 

Good things to ask are…

  • “What are you looking for in a person?”
  • “What type of person would fit into the team?”
  • “Is the role due to growth?”  
  • “What is the office culture like?” 
  • “What development and training opportunities are available?” 
  • “What does success look like in this role, within the first 3-6 months?”

Conduct practice interviews

If you haven’t had an interview for a while, do a few practice interviews with yourself, or if you can get someone to do one with you, even better!

This will help you get used to answering the questions confidently and how you will react to different questions. 

Some questions which you might be asked and worth putting some thought into include:

  • “What are your strengths and weaknesses?”
  • “Describe a time you’ve faced a challenging situation and how you turned it around…”
  • “Why are you looking to leave your current role?”
  • “Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?”

Hopefully these tips give you a helping hand with preparing for your interview. 

If you get stuck or need any more advice with preparing for your interview, feel free to contact one of the team .

Good luck for your interview 


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