Careful preparation is one of the keys to a successful interview

Although the interview process is one which is with inherent unknown factors, it is still the most vital part of the recruitment process. Making the right impression with an interviewer will make the difference between a job offer and rejection, so it is a good idea to do your homework well before you meet with your potential employer.

Some interviews will be relaxed, some more structured and sophisticated, but the same basic ground rules will always apply:

Before – interview

Research on the company via website or other social medial platform. If not give them a call and request for it via email
Review job description of the role and if not available research online for similar or same role functions
Ensure you have the name and job title of the person you are meeting
Dress appropriately – possibly suit for men and skirt suit or dress for ladies, first impressions count!
Give yourself time to arrive early and to allow for traffic delays or getting lost
Be punctual, arrive 10 minutes early and let the receptionist know you have arrived
Take a spare copy of your CV and read it through again in case you get asked about it

At the interview

Be enthusiastic and show you are reasonably informed about the organisation and the role
Take the interview seriously, your attitude is every bit as important as your qualifications
Listen when the interviewer is talking but by all means ask intelligent and/or searching questions
Listen when the interviewer is talking but by all means ask intelligent and/or searching questions
Be honest, but also ensure you actively promote your skills and potential
Avoid one-word answers, especially “no”
If you do not know the answer to a question, say so, or if you do not understand the question always ask for clarification
If you have any doubts about the vacancy or the company you should keep them to yourself during the interview
Do not criticize previous employers
As the interview draws to a close ask how you have done if the interviewer seems evasive or negative ask them to explain their reservations for you to positively respond outlining your strengths

After the interview
Following the interview always call or email us with your feedback so we can progress the opportunity with the client

IMPORTANT NOTE: It is a two-way process – The Company interviews you and you can interview the Company

For an in-depth and practical session to get a better understanding of how to nail the job interview, you can book a one on one session with a consultant.

Alternatively, attend our “Get Employed” session delivered by our career trainers, who have the necessary experience to help you with your CV, interview and presentation skill.

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