So you’ve signed up with an employment agency and you’ve been contacted for an interview. You’re nervous but ready to make this interview a success. How do you become the best interviewee that Brisbane has ever seen? Here are five tips that will help you prepare for an interview to help get you hired. It’s always important to remember your qualifications don’t entitle you to any job, but with the right preparation, your skills and qualifications can help you stand out in a crowd.
- Do Your Research
If you’ve been on a job hunt for a while, chances are you’ve applied for many jobs at many different companies. It’s important to know who’s calling you back for an interview. Do your research and understand the details of the company such as – what they do, what their field of expertise is, and what the details are of the position you’re applying for.
- Always Be Prepared
When you’re going for an interview, remember it’s unlikely you’ll be the only person being interviewed. Be prepared with all the documentation you might need for the interview such as your identification and proof of your qualifications. If you’re uncertain, ask them what you should bring. Make sure you know the location of the interview so that you can arrange to arrive on time.
- Take Care Of Your Appearance
Even if you’ve communicated directly with the person over the phone or via email, you’re going to be meeting them face to face for the first time. An interview is based entirely on first impressions. The way you dress and carry yourself in an interview portrays the character you’ll bring into the work environment. Make sure it’s one you’re proud of.
- Practice Your Answers
Practise some common interview questions and prepare by understanding the basic interviewing questioning types, such as: Opinion based; behavioural; competency & experience verification. Preparation will calm your nerves and by practising how you wish to portray yourself to the company gives you confidence when answering, plus it allows you to provide direct and specific answers. It won’t appear as if you don’t know much about yourself.
- Bring Along Your Experience
If the position requires you to show your experience, don’t be afraid to bring along samples of your work to give to your interviewer. If your interviewer doesn’t have the time to look at your work right then, make sure they are clearly labelled with your details so they can look at them later at their convenience.
Portraying a truthful and honest version of yourself at an interview is a sure fire way to make sure you leave a good impression at any company. Let an employment agency in Brisbane like Patrese People get you to the interview stage, and you can do the rest. Contact us if you want Recruitment Agency in Lismore.