Job Books Careers Development Job Searching CV's/Resumes Cover Letters Interviews Recruitment Tests

Savvy Ways To Prepare For An Interview

We are all familiar with the daunting feeling that precedes an interview. It can be easy to get caught up with the stress, but below are some handy tips to help you prepare for an interview.

Practice makes perfect

Get others involved and ask them to practice with you by running through some of the questions you might expect. Asking a friend or family member to do this will save you time and money searching for alternatives. It won't cost a penny and will most likely bring some issues to light that you can address before the day.

Make sure you're on time

One vital way to prepare is to do a practice run to the location of the interview. The last thing you want is to be stuck in traffic or on public transport and be late; this is not a good first impression.

Prepare at home

Make sure any additional documents required are to a perfect standard for your interview by reading through it thoroughly. One handy tip is to print out your work, as the way we see and interpret text on a screen compared to on paper can differ, meaning it is effectively a 'new pair of eyes.' By printing out all the relevant documents, you can prevent any technological mishaps that could see your work be inaccessible via computer. Prepare by taking a paper copy of everything; this will show your interviewer you are on the ball, too. It doesn't have to be a costly, lengthy process. You can reduce the amount you spend on printing by searching for deals on cheap printer ink online from Cartridge People.

Ask the right questions

Asking the right questions is imperative if you want to stand out from the crowd. Do some research into the company before and be bold with what you ask; the more memorable, relevant and thought-provoking your question is, the more chance you have to show how your business brain works.

What Color Is Your Parachute?

What Color Is Your Parachute? 2022: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers
by Richard Nelson Bolles and Katherine Brooks
With more than 10 million copies sold in 28 countries, the world's most popular job-search book is updated for 2022. Katherine Brooks tailors the late Richard Bolles's long-trusted guidance with up-to-the-minute information and advice for today's job-hunters and career-changers.
  More information and prices from: - US dollars - Canadian
dollars - British
pounds - Euros - Euros makes minimal use of cookies, including some placed to facilitate features such as Google Search. By continuing to use the site you are agreeing to the use of cookies. Learn more here

Custom Search
Privacy Policy
HRM Guide International
HRM Guide UK
Copyright © 2000-2023 Alan Price and Job Skills contributors. All rights reserved.