Avoid surprises — interviews need preparation!
Do your research
Research the web and the client’s website to obtain information about the company’s commercial activities, products/services, future plans, customers and competitors.
To fail to plan is to plan to fail!
Things to take to the interview:
a. A copy of your CV
b. A portfolio of your previous work
c. Copies of certificates and qualifications relevant to the job
d. Written references or details of those prepared to give a good reference
Make sure you know how to get to the interview! Plan your route to allow time for unexpected delays
Look the part
Appearances shouldn’t matter, but the plain fact is that you are often judged before you have even uttered a word, so turn up well presented.
Remember to smile and offer a firm handshake, speak clearly and stay calm -
Questions the interviewer will ask
Some questions come up time and time again — usually about you, your experience and the job itself. We've gathered together the most common questions an interview might ask so that you can get your preparation off to a flying start.
What are your strengths and weaknesses?
What can you do for us that other candidates can't?
What would your colleagues and friends consider as your best qualities?
Why should we hire you?
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