Hints and tips for interviews

Plan Carefully

  • Do you know where you are going and how to get there?
  • Who are you seeing?
  • Make sure you know the names of the people who will be interviewing you.
  • Be your own worst interview nightmare. What is the most difficult question you might have to face? Practice the answer then practice again!

There is no such thing as enough preparation for an interview

  • Find out everything you can about the company and what it makes or does.
  • Look for current news – show you are up to date on trade or company currant affairs.

Employers buy experience

  • Think about what evidence you have of achievement so you can talk about in the interview.
  • Rehearse your success stories of relevant problem solving in and out of work.
  • Second guess the employer’s “shopping list” from the job details – what skills / qualities / experience do you have to match?


  • Think about what is appropriate in terms of everything you present, including yourself!
  • Look the part, and you will feel it. Dress as if you are already doing the job.
  • Be upbeat. Employers latch on to negative messages, so don’t give them any.


  • Last but not least! Even if you don’t get the job, you can learn a huge amount from an interview including your perceived market value.
  • Remember – there is a job out there for you and Prospect Personnel will work with you to find it.
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