Interview Skills

Being prepared
Understand the company
Always ring for further informations
Prepare questions and answer for the interview
Know yourself and your aspirations
COnfirm the location, do a dry run the day before if possible
Be punctual
Make an appointment with the careers service for a mock interview

Take some time to consider your skills, values, interests and abilities. Employers like people who know themselves and are confident.
Undertand your strenght and weaknesses

Being relaxed
Do exercising or entertain yourself before the interview
Try breathing exercises designed to help you relax

Types of Interviews
Panel interview
Group interviews
Phone interviews
Assessment centres

Interview format
Introduction – rapport building questions
Body of the interview questions and answers, popular behavioural interview style
Give succinct, consistent and honest answers
Make eye contact and speak slowly
You don’t need to speak all the time – pause and wait when you have nothing more to say
Don’t be afraid to ask them to repeat a question if you don’t fully understand what they are asking
At the end of the interview ask your prepared questions
Thank and appreciate the panel for their time