Tips for your next Job Interview

Preparation before the interview

  1. Know the employer’s business; Put some time into reading and researching recent events surrounding the prospective company’s industry. Look for and learn their last quarterly or annual report.
  2. Clean up your Facebook/social media because they will look for anything that is out of place.
  3. Familiarise yourself with some interview questioning techniques - If the company is on Glassdoor you might pick up on some valuable tips through the interview experience of others.
  4. Know yourself - Spend some time to recount work that will help you craft your own personal story. Understand what value you bring to the table and let your passions shine.
  5. Check out the potential employer’s social media footprint, find out what they are talking about on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

The day of the Interview

  1. Arrive 15 minutes early, turn up to reception with 5 minutes to spare. Use those 10 minutes in between to relax.
  2. Keep your resume, references and other necessary documents handy.
  3. Dress to impress - Find that sweet spot that shows you care about your appearance, but doesn’t scream out vanity.
  4. Make positive impressions with everyone you come across. The person that accidentally bumped into you on the MTR might be your interviewer!
  5. Power pose - Spend some time in front of the mirror and focus on how you are going to crush it.

In the interview room

  1. Body language is everything. Download Jobable's guide to learn more about its importance.
  2. Slow everything down, show a calm demeanour when faced with questions. Don’t be afraid to ask your interviewer to repeat a question again if you didn’t quite catch it the first time.
  3. Really listen, try not to worry about how to answer the next question or you might end up missing it!
  4. Remember why you are in the room in the first place. Your experience should already be suitable for the role, time to let your authentic self shine.
  5. Smile and be upbeat, any negative energy that you display will significantly hinder your chance of success.