The CV is to get you the interview but the interview is to get you the job! It’s important to make a great first impression and be well prepared but what does that mean in real terms? How can you minimise the risk of problems affecting your journey to the interview, or ensure that you remember the right examples to present or questions to ask? Have a look at our guide to the interview process below and hopefully some of our tips will give you the best possible chance of securing the role you’re looking for!
So you’ve got the e-mail/letter/invitation confirming the time and date of your interview. Well done! That’s a great result given the competition for roles out there today but don’t congratulate yourselves too soon, there’s still a lot to be done to give yourself the best chance of having a successful interview!
It’s the day of the interview! Calm those butterflies by getting an early start and a good breakfast and then focus on your preparation for the interview. It may be a massive cliché but remember that ‘first impressions matter’!
So, you’re looking sharp and you’ve arrived in good time for the start of the interview… But that is not going to get you the job on it’s own. Now you need to show your interviewers that you are the best candidate for the role!