Interview tips!

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

INTERVIEW TIPS!! Here are some interview tips to help you prepare and perform well at interview:

1. Research the company: Before the interview, thoroughly research the company, its mission, values, products/services, recent news, and any other relevant information. This will demonstrate your interest and preparation, and allow you to tailor your answers to align with the company's needs.

2. Understand the job requirements: Carefully review the job description and understand the key skills and qualifications required for the role. Think about how your own experiences and skills align with those requirements, so you can effectively communicate your suitability for the position.

3. Prepare responses to common questions: Anticipate and practice responses to common interview questions, such as "Tell me about yourself," "Why are you interested in this position?" or "What are your strengths and weaknesses?" Prepare concise, yet informative answers that highlight your relevant experiences and achievements.

4. Showcase your accomplishments: Be prepared to provide specific examples of your accomplishments, projects you have worked on, and how you have contributed to your previous roles. Use the STAR method (Situation, Task, Action, Result) to structure your answers and provide concrete details.

5. Dress appropriately: Dress professionally for the interview, unless the company has a specific dress code that requires a different attire. It's better to be slightly overdressed than underdressed, as it demonstrates your respect for the opportunity.

6. Practice good body language: During the interview, maintain good posture, make eye contact, and engage with the interviewer(s). Demonstrate active listening by nodding and providing thoughtful responses. Avoid fidgeting or crossing your arms, as these can convey nervousness or disinterest.

7. Ask thoughtful questions: Prepare a list of questions to ask the interviewer(s) about the company, the role, and the team. Asking thoughtful questions shows your engagement and interest in the opportunity. Avoid questions about salary or benefits in the initial stages of the interview process.

8. Be authentic and positive: Be yourself during the interview and let your personality shine through. Show enthusiasm for the role and the company. Be positive in your responses, even when discussing challenges or past experiences.

9. Follow up with a thank-you note: After the interview, send a personalized thank-you email or note to the interviewer(s) expressing your appreciation for the opportunity to interview. Use this as a chance to reiterate your interest in the position and highlight any key points you may have missed during the interview.

Remember, preparation is key to a successful interview.


Leanne Sangster

Associate Director