Follow these important steps when preparing for an upcoming job interview.
Before the interview
- Research various aspects about the company, including its products and services, type of customers, culture and history.
- Dress smartly and professionally. Your professional attire shows the interviewer that you are taking the interview seriously.
- Aim to be at the interview venue at least 15 minutes before the agreed time.
- Prepare examples that highlight your ability to do each part of the job.
- Bring along copies of your CV, academic transcripts (if you have recently graduated) and identity document (ID).
During the interview
- It’s normal to be nervous at the start of the interview, but thereafter you need to relax, think clearly and use a friendly, professional tone.
- Your past achievements may not always be directly related to the role you are applying for, but they can be used to emphasise your ability to adapt to new situations.
- Make sure you understand the question being asked and get further clarification if you are unsure.
- Avoid salary discussions during an interview. Ideally, you want to receive a formal written offer from the company to consider in your own time.
- Don’t miss the opportunity to ask questions that matter to you, such as the company’s values, management style and employee performance evaluations.
After the interview
- If your interview was successful, Wexford will contact you. Sometimes a company’s internal process is a long one and it could take weeks for a company to get back to us.
- If you don’t get appointed, try find out why and apply that knowledge to your next interview.