Helping you put your best foot forward for interview

Helping you put your best foot forward for interview

Getting invited to an interview is a big step towards getting a job. With the right preparation you could be successful, but how do you go about preparing for the big day?

Research the company

Researching the company is one of the most important steps you can take towards preparing for an interview. You are likely to be asked what you know about the company by an interviewer.

Here are our top tips:

  • Learn the company’s history
  • Memorise the company values
  • Understand different parts of the business
  • Follow the company on social media

Plan your journey

Getting to an interview can be stressful so planning out your journey is essential. Make sure to leave plenty of time to get there. If possible, do a practice run of the journey the day before.

Here are our top tips:

  • Determine your mode of transport
  • Enter your address in google maps or other journey planning app
  • Get your directions in advance and ensure you are familiar with the destination
  • Aim to arrive 10-15 minutes early

Dress to impress

The clothes you wear and the way you present yourself are very important in an interview. They can make the difference between getting a job and not, so think carefully about what you are going to wear.

Here are our top tips:

  • Start with a shower so you arrive feeling refreshed
  • Clean hands and cut nails make a difference
  • Dress smart, even if you are applying for a manual job
  • Avoid smoking before the interview

The next step is to think about the different kinds of interview questions you may be asked, your answers and any questions you could ask the interviewer.

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