How to succeed at job interviews

Illustrative representation of How to succeed at job interviews

 Preparing for your job interview in advance will help you feel more confident on the day.

  1. Write down all the important information
  • When agreeing to a job interview, write down the date, time and location. Ask for the name and phone number of the contact person.
  1. Plan, research and practise!
  • Plan ahead what you will wear and how you'll get to the interview.
  • Research the employer to understand their business and priorities.
  • Practise your responses to possible interview questions.
  1. Stay calm
  • Remember that everyone finds job interviews a bit stressful, so feeling nervous is normal.
  • If you start feeling stressed, a couple of slow, deep breaths may help you calm down.
  1. Follow-up
  • At the end of the interview, ask about the next steps in the selection process.
  • Check who you should follow up with about the outcome and how long it might take to make a decision.

These tools provide tips and hints to help you:

…Or you can browse Job Jumpstart for other ideas and suggestions of what to do next.