Interview Tips


Going for an interview can be nerve racking, but effective preparation will make you feel and appear more confident. Here are some ideas for preparing:


  • Background research on the company before hand – company websites are an excellent starting point
  • Read the job description thoroughly, make a note of where your relevant skills and attributes are suited
  • Prepare two or three questions for the interview – anticipate that they will cover most things about the role during the conversation, so think about somethings that might not be obvious. How about: What training is given, or what they are looking for in the successful applicant?
  • Take a copy of your CV with you.


Advice for the Interview:

  • Look your best and dress appropriately.
  • SMILE – it makes you feel and appear confident.
  • Check your route and parking options before the day and aim to arrive early.
  • Remember the interviewer/s name and the vacancy you have applied for.
  • Anyone you meet from this moment forward may influence the final decision maker, so be pleasant and chat appropriately to the receptionist etc.
  • When responding to questions, think of examples that demonstrate your experience in real-life scenarios.
  • Be confident, be yourself and be enthusiastic.
  • Find ways to show that you are knowledgeable about the company and that you have prepared for the interview.
  • Listen – sometimes, especially when nervous, people actually forget to listen to the questions. Don’t be afraid to ask for something to be repeated if you don’t understand or need clarification.
  • At the end of the interview, let them know if you are interested in the job and ask when you will hear from them.
  • Don’t forget to say goodbye to reception as you leave, particularly if they have taken care of you whilst you were waiting.

Download our Interview Preparation Information sheet

Charmaine @ Bond Williams was very pleasant, helpful and totally professional throughout my dealings with her in my search for a new role. She gave me the confidence to go for a role which I was unsure if my skills would be enough. Thanks to her I ended up getting both phone and face-to-face interviews and being offered the role. Thanks again

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