DO: Dress to make a good first impression
DO: Know the exact time and location of your interview
DO: Arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the interview start time
DO: Greet the interviewer with a firm handshake and maintain eye contact
DO: Address the interviewer by their title - unless otherwise instructed
DO: Sit still and upright in your seat throughout the interview
DO: Prepare questions to ask the interviewer
DO: Ask when you should expect to hear from the company next
DO: Thank the interviewer for their time
DON’T: Turn up late for the interview
DON’T: Make negative comments with regards to previous jobs
DON’T: Give the impression you’re only interested in the job for the money
DON’T: Act as if you’re desperate for a job
DON’T: Chew gum
DON’T: Smoke before the interview
DON’T: Leave your phone on during the interview
DON’T: Slouch in your chair
DON’T: Ask about salary or benefits - this comes after the job offer
DON’T: Ramble on - just back up each answer with relevant examples
Before an interview, try and come up with a selection of questions to ask your interviewer. This will aid in showing your interest in the position. Try not to ask questions that you should already know the answer to (such as: “what do the company do?”) Please find below a selection of questions you could consider asking:
Why is this position available?
What exactly will I be doing should I be accepted for the position?
What is a typical day like for someone in a similar position to the one I am applying for?
Could you break the position into specific functions?
Could you explain the company structure?
Tell me about your style of management and the reporting structure within the company?
Will there be a probation period for this position? How long?
Will you encourage further education?
How will you measure my performance? How often?
Will my remuneration be tied to my performance?