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Top Tips on Job Interviews

  • It's an opportunity to make a great first impression.
  • Dress for an interview - if you receive any benefits, your job centre will be able to support with buying interview clothing. Speak to your work coach.
  • Do a trial run to familiarise yourself with the location. Plan the travel, check the parking or the public transport route and ensure you set off early. Arrive 10 minutes early. If you need help with travel costs, speak to your work coach if you receive benefits.
  • Make sure you read the invite to interview for any instructions, in particular, bring the documents the employer requires on the day and a copy of your CV. Put them in a folder.
  • Turn off your phone as soon as you arrive.
  • Smile and greet the interviewer with confidence.
  • Research the company before the interview to learn more about their business, services and products.
  • Review the job description to familiarise the skills and experiences the employer seeks.
  • Prepare a few questions to ask the interviewer at the end, as this will demonstrate that you are interested and keen to work for the company.
  • Go over some interview questions, such as tell me a bit about yourself, why you want to work for us, why are you the right person for this job, give us an example of working in a team, etc
  • If you must present during the interview, practise beforehand to get the timings right.
  • Remember, the interview is also an opportunity to find out if the company is right for you!

For more information on types of interviews and preparation, please visit the following websites: