8 Job Interview Tips

You have passed the telephone screening for your dream job, so how do you prepare for the interview? Approaching the job interview with a well-prepared plan will alleviate stress and give you the best chance to land your dream job. Follow our top eight job interview tips to gain an advantage over other candidates, who may have more experience than you.

1. Presentation is Key

Always ensure that you are well presented—perhaps obtain one outfit that can be used for all interviews.

2. Research the Company

Research the company and what they do, as this gives you topics to discuss with the interviewer.

3. Arrive Early

Aim to arrive at least 10 minutes early to give yourself time to settle yourself before your interview begins. Research the location and the directions of how to get to your interview, this will ensure that you arrive calm and on time.

4. Know the Interviewer’s Name

Ensure that you know the names of the interviewers. If there is a panel, it may not always be possible to obtain all the names, ask your recruiter how many will be present at your interview.

5. Maintain Eye Contact

Always look at your interviewer directly. If there is a panel, when you answer start by looking at the person that has asked you the question and then continue your answer by looking at all other members of the panel to include them.

6. Ask Questions

Remember you are also interviewing the company to see if this is the position for you. Ask questions about the role that is on offer, such as what are the KPIs and what other requirements the position has. This shows that you are interested in the position and the prospect of working with their company.

7. First Impressions Count

A great hint when entering your interview is to keep your portfolio in your left hand, as this leaves your right hand free to greet your interviewer.

8. Last Impressions are also Important

Always shake the hand of the interviewer at the end of the meeting and thank them for their time. This is your last chance to make a lasting impression on the interviewer.


If you are looking for your next career move contact Youngbrook Recruitment on (07) 3399 6899 or visit our available job openings. We are actively recruiting candidates in supply chain, trades, sales, marketing, and senior appointments.


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