The Interview

Interview Checklist

Checklist for all interviews

  • Prepare and do your research
  • Make a note of any questions you would like to ask at the end of the interview. Aim for 10. You will probably have 5 of these answered by the hiring manager prior to you getting to this stage.
  • Have a notepad and pen ready, along with your diary
  • Have your CV at hand. In all probability the hiring manager will have a copy of it too, so you probably won’t be asked to describe your background in detail. Ensure you are familiar with your CV and clear on reasons for career progression to date.
  • Prepare mentally, or better still in writing, a very brief ‘potted history’ to answer the demand ‘Tell me about yourself.’ Managers ask this not because they want the information (they already have your CV!), but because they want to listen to you, to find out how communicative you are, and how you sound.