Be “sceptical not cynical”
Avoid “grandstanding” or showing-off
Be sure of your facts
Practice good nonverbal communication.
Dress for the job or company.
Don’t talk too much.
Use appropriate language.
Knowing your own CV inside and out
Repeat the interviewer’s question. The interviewer may give you a hint if you’re actively thinking instead of stalling.
Good nonverbal communication speaks volumes about a candidate.
Leveraging knowledge of the company and interviewer
Know what questions you may be asked by an interviewer
Know what you want to achieve from the job position
What the interviewer really wants to know: Are you a well-rounded individual?
What not to do:
don’t lie: the interviewer may see through you. Even if you get the job, your employer can dismiss you if they find out that you have not been honest
don’t let your nerves show too much
don’t be arrogant and assume you’ve got the job. Nothing turns off employers more than someone who is disrespectful and over-confident
Thank the interviewer
Keep all of your mobile and other electronic devices turned completely off.
Interviewing Skills (Feedback)
Ask questions – Research common interview questions
Be prepared – Read over your CV/Personal Statement, Do your research e.g company/course
Look presentable – Neat, First impression count, (Judgements made within first 7 minutes)
Stay in contact – Follow up email to thank company for opportunity
Stay calm/ be well rested – Be focused
Interview formats – Q + A (One to one) Q + A (Panel) Group interview, Roleplay, Workshop, Produce an artefact
Take a portfolio – Sample of your best work in an appropriate format, testimonials
Sell yourself – Self presentation, be punctual, eye contact