As recruiters, we’re always giving our candidates guidance on how to prepare for interviews. We have a selection of candidate resources from CV templates to how to succeed in a telephone interview.
We decided to speak to a few professionals and asked them to give us their own interview tips. Here are their own tips on how they’ve prepared for interviews.
Rachael Allen, Senior Associate at Hill Dickinson gave these tips to interviewees;
Prepare three examples to demonstrate what you’ve done in previous roles. Make sure you remember these examples back to front.
Prepare a five-point pitch, identify five problems the company are having and how you can solve them if you were to secure the role (use your three examples from previous roles to back this up).
Usha Sharma, Senior Associate Solicitor at Hill Dickinson gave some simple but effective advice;
Smile and enjoy it, lean into the experience and go in with a positive mindset.
Rachael White, Fundraising and Development Manager at Fact uses psychology to get the edge on the competition;
Stick post-it notes up around the house to remind yourself about what you’ve done in your previous roles. This should sink into your subconscious!
Wear something bright to make you memorable to the interviewer and to give you a bit more confidence on the day.
Nina Valvi, Business Development Manager at FACT treats an interview like a performance;
Look at the job description and for each responsibility come up with 2-3 examples from your previous work experience.
Visualise it – visualise yourself walking into the interview confidently and visualise the interview going well. Treat it like a performance but don’t oversell yourself.
If you have an interview coming up you need help with, or you're looking for your next role get in touch with one of our consultants who will be happy to help.