Preparation is the key to good interview performance. The more familiar you are with the employer's requirements and your own skills and abilities, the more confident you will feel.
Preparing for your interview
Once you have researched the organization or institution, you need to do some research on yourself:
- Compile a list of examples you can use to illustrate your key skills and attributes. Try to come up with situations you didn't describe in your initial application.
- Think of some questions you can ask the interviewers. If the answers to your pre-prepared questions have been covered during other parts of the interview process - tell them that.
- Plan what you are going ot wear. It is important to look professional at your interview (bear in mind what you think will be appropriate clothing within the specific branch). First impressions are important and the employer needs to see that you are taking the process seriously.
- Know where you are going and roughly how long it will take you to get there - do not be late!