Interview Tips

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.