Interview

Please use the below template to prepare your interview.

Interview Details
Company Name
Job Position
Date
Location Ensure you know where to park and leave in plenty of time
Duration
Requirements Will the interview be broken into different sections? Will you need to prepare a presentation?
Name of Interviewer Find out about this person and what their role is
Where I heard about the job advert
Research the company
What do they do? What area is the company in
What are their key products and services? What do they specialise in, what are they know for
Who are their competitors? Understand what the company is up against
What are their future plans (Vission/Mission)? What does the company want to achieve, expansions etc
Company details and background
Typical interview questions to prepare for
Tell me more about yourself When employers ask this they are not looking to hear your life’s story! They want to hear highlights from your CV that complement the job and organisation, your ambitions and what you have currently achieved.
Tell me what you know about the company?
What value can you add to the company?/Why do you want this job? This is a great question to sell yourself so don’t be afraid to show off what you have achieved. This can be related from inside or outside a job role but try and relate it to something where you have personally made an impact professionally.
Tell me about a time in work where you faced with a conflict and how you overcame it?
Is there a gap in your employment?
Where do you see yourself five years from now?
What is your salary expectation?
What are your strengths?
What are your weaknesses?
What was your reason for leaving your last job? Again keep it positive and professional. It could be you were not challenged by your last position, wanted a change in direction or didn’t feel inspired by the leader of your last organisation.
Is there anything you would like to ask me?
After the Interview
Actions to take E.g send across referee details, let employer know availability for 2nd interview
Send a thank you note This will complement your work and make you stand out from the other applicants
Notes Write down any information the employer has told you that is important. This could be names, salary figures, department details ect that can help you for any follow up questions or if you have a second interview.