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Interview Tip 1:
Be polite and manage your nerves
Maximise your chance of success at an interview by being prepared. Everyone gets nervous and preparation is key to assist you in feeling confident during the interview. If you look good and are well-prepared, if you know how to behave and have practiced this situation, then all you need do to manage your physical and emotional feelings.

Interview Tip 2:
Find out more about the job you’re being offered.

  • Get a detailed description of the day to day responsibilities of the job
  • Determine the main focus, challenges., barriers, opportunities and tools involved with the job.

Having an understanding of the above information will enable you to predict the interview questions and practice answers that demonstrate your qualities and skills that will help you succeed in the role.

Interview Tip 3:
Prepare and practice your response to common interview questions
There are typical interview questions employers will ask and prepare yourself to answer these will give you a greater chance of success.

Prepare and practice your response to common interview questions
There are typical interview question employers will ask and preparing yourself to answer these will give you a greater chance of success.

Employers want to know who you are, what you can bring to the position, why you are interested in the role and how likely you are to succeed in doing the job. Some examples of typical interview questions include:

  • What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  • What are your future goals?
  • What do you know about the company?
  • What date are you available to commence work?
  • Do you have any holidays booked in the near future?
  • Do you perform better working in a team or independently?
  • Why have you applied for this job?
  • Why should I hire you?

When preparing for an interview, consider the questions above and practice your answers. Think of examples you can use to demonstrate the characteristics and experiences you are trying to portray.

Practice, practice, practice! Rehearse your answers to the questions in front of friends, family or the mirror. Your employment consultant can also run through these questions and role play prior to interview.

Don’t forget to take your resume and all appropriate documentation!

Consider how to best demonstrates your work experience and qualifications. Always ask if you need to bring anything along to the interview.

  • The following items might be useful to bring to your interview:
    Photo ID such as a driver licence
  • References
  • Qualifications
  • A list of questions you would like to ask
  • Extra copies of your CV and application
  • Research
  • Your answers to predicted questions

Interview Tip 4:
Leave a positive final impression
The way you say goodbye can leave a good impression for when they talk about you afterwards. Make sure that your handshake and smile are really warm and say something about how stimulating you found the interview. I might briefly try to gauge their feeling by asking what happens next (without being at all pushy).