Before the interview:
Check the map and directions
• Get a copy of the job spec,
and review the companies website
• Re-read your CV again
• Print further copies in case
the interviewer needs more copies
• Get a good nights sleep
• Leave in plenty of time
• Remember to have telephone numbers
and names of interviewers on you in case of delay
• Remember Murphy's law. If it
can go wrong - it will. Don't leave anything to chance.
Who do you ask for?
• The interviewer may be nervous
too! Have some "stock" questions to relax both of
you. You may have far to walk to the interview room. Perhaps
someone else will pick you up and take you to the interviewer?
about their journey..? People like to talk - get them to do
the building, their products, successes, how long they have
worked for the company etc.
• Will you be offered a drink? Don't
hesitate in telling them what you want. But if you think you
will have the shakes, best to politely refuse.
• Have your papers to hand and your
questions ready. Use a folder for your documentation.
During the interview:
Listen, Listen, Listen. You have two ears
and one mouth. Heard that before? Remember it.
• Some interviewers are better than
others. Help them to get the best out of you
• If you need to, take control -
ask them if it's OK to talk through you CV with them
• Body language is key. Don't slouch
- and think about what you will do with your hands.
• Don't interrupt. If you think
of something important, make a note immediately and come back
to it later
• If you believe that you would
be very good at this job, tell them exactly why.
this is an interview - but if you genuinely get on with the
interviewer and like them, the chances are they'll like you
too. They will be looking to see if you will get on with the
existing team - and will you add value and bring success to