We know going for a job interview can be scary, but if you follow our five tips to ace an interview we know it’ll help you showcase your best self and maybe even score you that job!
1 - Show up on time – and not rushed
You can’t do a good interview if you’re huffing and puffing, and sweating and rushed.
So, allow yourself extra time to get to your destination, give yourself enough time to collect your thoughts before the interview and be ready and confident to ace it.
2 - Dress for the occasion
I know it might seem like common sense, but time and time again people don’t dress up for an interview. It is important to have the interviewer focus on what you are saying rather than what you are wearing, so dress appropriately and ditch the loud colours and keep it simple. Even better: do your research about the company before you go into the interview, and make sure that you dress appropriately to what you can suss out of their company culture. Rather play it safe!
3 - Don’t be afraid to ask questions
Come prepared, and don’t be afraid to ask questions.
If you are going in for an interview, do some research on the company beforehand and bring up some things that interested you.
If you’re meeting a recruiter, ask them questions about how you interviewed and what advice they would have so that you are better prepared when it comes to interviews with potential employers.
4 - Be yourself
Obviously, you want to make a good impression, but you want to do it while still being who you are and not who you’re pretending to be.
Interviewers don’t like people who come off as fake.
Even if you can fool them at the interview, your posing could come back to haunt you when you actually land the job and the employer quickly discovers the real you.
5 - Be Prepared
Always make sure you have everything you need before heading to an interview, that is make sure you have a copy of your resumé/CV with you as well as copies of your qualifications.
This shows you’re capable of being prepared and that you want the job. This also means finding out a little about the company and what it is they do.