Things to remember before your interview

Prepare yourself well with these tips.

  1. Collect together certificates and diplomas that reinforce your CV. Read through your covering letter, and be prepared to be able to clarify and justify anything you've written in it. Also make sure you can explain any gaps in your CV.

  2. Talk to your referees to let them know someone might be contacting them and tell them what kind of job you've applied for.

  3. Think carefully about how to dress, and try to adapt your clothing to suit the industry and job.

  4. Read about the company on their website and Google the company name so that you're updated on what's being written about them. A good tip is to read through the job ad one more time and think over how you match best with what the company is looking for.

  5. Prepare questions about both the company and the job. How many people will be included in the team? Why the company is hiring people? Questions about the ad? What career opportunities the company offers? And so on.

  6. Prepare to answer questions about your personality, your strengths and areas of improvement. And about what motivates you and why you applied for this particular job. Think about how you explain your strengths and choose specific examples.

  7. Consider what you can bring to the position and why the company should employ you.

  8. You can steer the interview in the right direction by visualising how you want to be perceived and how you want the interview to feel. Be mentally prepared.

  9. Make sure you arrive in time so that you won´t be stressed or out of breath.

  10. Memorise the name of the person/persons you'll be meeting.