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Tips for Interviews

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Greg Goudie
Written by Greg Goudie

You will do better in a job interview if you have prepared yourself.

Here are a few tips to help you prepare.

  • Research the position and the company before the interview. Check their website.
  • Be prepared by reading through the job advertisement and job requirements carefully.
  • Look at the main requirements for the job, anticipate what questions may be asked and plan how you will answer them.
  • Be ready with positive answers about working as part of a team and what strengths you could bring to the position.
  • Think about questions that you want to ask the interviewer(s) before you get to the interview.
  • Find out where the interview is and work out how you will get there. Be there 5 minutes early.
  • Listen carefully to the questions and answer them fully.
  • Ask for clarification if you don’t understand a question.
  • Be specific in your answers and give concrete examples of your experience.
  • Admit if you don’t know the answer to a question. Don’t try to bluff your way through.
  • Present yourself professionally by dressing appropriately.
  • Speak clearly and appear confident by maintaining eye contact with the interviewer(s)
  • Show enthusiasm and smile.
  • Have a list of references available, including addresses and phone numbers, if they were not included with the resume.

About the author

Greg Goudie

Greg Goudie

Greg Goudie is the Executive Director of DOME and following many years in the automotive parts manufacturing sector, has worked with mature age unemployed for the past 15 years.

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