As the saying goes, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” The importance of preparation cannot be stressed enough – it is essential for a successful interview. The better prepared you are, the more confident you’ll be.
Research the company and find out as much information as possible about your prospective employer in advance. Their website should be packed full of information, you want to familiarise yourself with:
- The company’s mission statement
- Any company values
- Future plans and goals
- Past performance
- Ratings and reviews
Review your CV and the Job Description
Make sure you know your CV back to front and ensure that you are equipped to answer questions on the details you have supplied, including facts and figures about your present and former employers.
Read through the description thoroughly and be prepared to demonstrate the ways in which your experience relates to each responsibility. Have examples ready to highlight how you will benefit the company in relation to the job description.
Additionally, you want to be ready for any competency based questions that try to access your skills. They work on the principle that “past performance is the best predictor of future performance.”
Therefore, use examples that illustrate what a great job you have done previously. Common competency based questions include:Back