So, you’ve got yourself an interview for your dream job or apprenticeship – but are you prepared? We’ve put together some job interview tips to get you started so keep reading to find out more.
1. Research The Company
An interview is not just about you answering questions about yourself, you need to know a little bit about the company that is interviewing you if you want to get the position. Make sure to spend some time researching the company and their clients to make sure that you are prepared.
2. Prepare Answers To Common Questions
Most interviews follow a similar format and you’ll find that interviewers will ask you some common questions. Interviewers will usually start off with some general questions about your skills followed by some more questions specific to the role. Some common interview questions to prepare answers to include:
- What are your strengths?
- Why do you want to work here?
- What makes you a good team player?
3. Do Some Practice Interviews
While it might seem silly to sit in front of a mirror and practice your interview skills, this is one of our most important job interview tips. Practice your answers a few times to get used to saying them out loud. If you can, ask a friend or a family member to go through your answers for you in a practice interview format.
4. Prepare Your Own Questions
At the end of most interviews, the interviewer will ask about any questions that you have. It is important that you show an interest in the role so make sure to prepare some questions to ask. You could ask about the company culture or opportunities for progression – these are both common questions that the interviewer will be happy to answer. Write a few down and ask them at the end if the interviewer hasn’t already covered the topic.
5. Make A Good Impression
The final of our job interview tips is to make a good first impression. Most interviewers will expect you to dress smart, so it is often better to be overdressed than underdressed. You should also make sure that you leave with enough time to get there to avoid being late and allow yourself to relax. Try to smile as much as possible and be confident to get your dream role.
If you need some more job interview tips or would like some help in getting your career off to a flying start – get in contact with SET Training!