Interview Tips

Interview Tips

 

  • Enjoy you read through the full JD, make notes against each bullet point/task/experience to highlight your relevant examples to share
  • Be able to answer ‘what do you know about us (the company)?’, ‘why us?’, what motivates you about this job?’. 
  • Take time to have a thorough read through the company – their values, recent news, plans, history.
  • Social Media Channels are a great source of information – follow the company on LI, look at their FB, Insta etc.
  • Check you route – ensure you are able to be there in plenty of time – minimise any stress on the day!
  • Understand dress code for the day and research who you will be meeting with, it will make you feel more familiar and at ease.
  • Be yourself and make a strong and positive introduction – a handshake and of course a smile counts for a lot! 
  • Take time to listen to the questions asked and what answers are expected – a great preparation tool to look at is the ‘STAR’ method https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/careers-advice/interview-advice/the-star-method
  • Feel free to take notes – take a pen and notepad with you.
  • Have some relevant questions of your own prepared in advance.
  • Consider asking ‘is there anything else you need from me?’ ‘Have I covered all you need?’
  • Close of with an appreciation for taking the time and a positive conclusion – you really enjoyed meeting with them, excited to hear next steps etc
  • Finally contact your consultant at Teamjobs to chat through your interview feedback and allow them to manage/confirm next steps.

Your Consultant at Teamjobs will be there each step of the way to support and guide you through this process.