How to succeed at job interviews


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

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.

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.

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.


  • 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.

Given the impact of COVID-19, phones and video-chat are becoming a popular way for employers to conduct job interviews. To help prepare you for these kinds of interviews, take a look at the article Preparing for Video & Phone Interviews.

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