Interview tips: do your research

Do your research

The key to a good interview performance is solid preparation. Being well prepared shows your enthusiasm and professionalism. This section includes tips to ensure you put your best foot forward. Researching the organisation will give you a clearer ...

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Interview tips: Know who you are meeting

Know who you are meeting

Just as you would research the organisation, it is important to gather some background on the people who will be interviewing you. In the age of LinkedIn, this is easier than ever. You don't need to know their entire life story, but demonstrating ...

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Interview tips: confirm the details

Confirm the details

It may sound obvious, but double check the date and time of your interview, and make sure you know where to go. Allow plenty of time to get to the location (factoring in things like traffic problems and train delays), but don’t head up for your ...

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Interview tips: research the role

Research the role

Review any available documentation relating to the role. The job description should detail the responsibilities of the role and will also list the required competencies (which will inform the behavioural questions). It can be useful to compare ...

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Interview tips: know your CV

Know your CV

It is critical that you know your CV inside out. Inconsistencies between what you say and what you have written in your CV will ring major alarm bells. Be clear on the dates you worked in previous roles, and be prepared to elaborate on what you ...

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Interview tips: know yourself

Know yourself (strengths, weaknesses and motivations)

Being clear on your strengths will help you to showcase them in an interview. Think about how these strengths equip you for the new role, and be prepared to give real life examples to demonstrate your point. When talking about your strengths, you ...

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Interview basics: dress the part

Dress the part

Your interviewers will form an impression of you before you even open your mouth, so make sure you are presented in an appropriate way. Your choice of outfit could vary widely depending on the organisation/industry you are interviewing with, so do ...

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Do your research and know who you are meeting?

The key to a good interview performance is solid preparation. Being well prepared shows your enthusiasm and professionalism. This section includes tips to ensure you put your best foot forward. ...

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