Interview Techniques

  • Arrive 10 minutes prior to your interview
  • Business attire is a must!! 
  • On introduction to your Interviewer smile, keep eye contact and shake hands firmly. The first 10 seconds make a lasting impression
  • Always maintain eye contact to interviewer throughout the interview.
  • Body language always sits up straight and do not cross you arms.
  • Ask to make notes throughout your interview, this demonstrates your level of interest, helps you retain information and helps to review your interview in preparation for a second should you be called back.
  • Talk clearly and slowly, so that the interviewer can understand your answers.
  • Listen to your interviewers questions, don’t interrupt or talk over them.
  • Be prepared to talk about the company and the position you’re interviewing for and be prepared to talk about what’s going on in the industry.
  • Open up and be thorough and give examples. However keep your answers on track and to-the-point, especially when you’re relating experiences to core competencies. Time is almost always a factor in an interview.
  • Ask insightful questions. If you have a question but the conversation moves to another topic, try to address it at the end of the interview.
  • Know your strengths and weaknesses. Especially weaknesses, we all have them!
  • Show you’ve done your research – mention the facts you’ve discovered.
  • If you still have some questions, be ready to ask them at the end of the interview.