At Team24, we have a long history of both interviewing candidates and arranging interviews for them. We’ve learned a lot about ensuring they go as smoothly as possible, and we want to make sure you have the best chance of impressing a potential employer.
Here are some of the key points to remember:
- Don’t be late. This doesn’t just look bad, it can also make you flustered, which won’t help your interview. Make sure you know the location and consider a quick visit before the big day so you know exactly where to go.
- Research the organisation. Mentioning their values or recent news in the interview shows your enthusiasm and initiative.
- Refer to the job description. It’s not just an interview about you; it’s about why you suit that particular role. Don’t be scared to take information in with you and refer to it – you’ll look organised and efficient.
- Listen to the questions. Don’t reply in a hurry or you might miss something important. Make sure you understand what is being asked and don’t worry about taking time over your answer.
- Give examples. Don’t talk vaguely about your experience; give specifics that are relevant to the question. It’s worth preparing a few stories before your interview, so you can easily think of them under pressure.
- Ask questions. This shows you’re keen. If the interviewer has already answered all your questions then consider asking something that shows you’re interested – such as whether they enjoy working there themselves.
Finally, stay calm. If Team24 has sent you to an interview then you can be sure it’s a good match for you. Try to relax and show the interviewer that you’re as good in person as you are on paper.