Understand the role
Familiarise yourself with the role description; practice explaining the overview and purpose of the role in your own words.
Present yourself well
Pick something smart and appropriate to wear to the interview, but make sure it will also help you feel comfortable and confident.
Prepare some questions to ask the panel – you need to get to know us as well after all! This part of the interview isn’t just a bolt-on; hiring managers like to see that you have engaged with the process, the role and the organisation. Good questions will also leave a positive final impression.
Be on time
If you’re on the phone or preparing for a video interview, make sure you’re in a suitable location with no distractions and are ready to take or join the call on time.
For a face-to-face interview, plan your journey beforehand to ensure you arrive a few minutes early and at the right destination. Allow for possible travel delays and follow any guidance provided on how to find us.
During the interview
Remain engaged and don’t forget to smile, it shines through whether you’re on the phone or in-person.
If face-to-face or over the video, use non-verbal cues such as nodding to show that you’re actively listening to the interviewer – check your body language. If you’re on the phone, talk clearly and make an extra effort to sound enthusiastic and engaged. Listen and respond when given the opportunity.
The salary question
Have a think about your salary expectations within the advertised range. If asked, don’t be afraid to say what your ideal salary would be.
Once your prep is done, all that’s left is to be yourself.