The Interview

Interview Tips

Tips for different media

Telephone Interview

  1. Ensure you have a good signal or a land line as a back-up.
  2. Make sure you are in a quiet area and set aside enough time for the interview.
  3. Treat it like a face to face interview.
  4. Have a pad of paper with all your notes to hand including questions to ask.
  5. Telephone interviews are often held as part of the agency interaction, with HR and /or the Hiring Manager. It is essential to remain professionalism and show respect at all times with everyone you interact with.

Face to Face Interviews

  1. Dress professionally.
  2. Plan your route, ensure you know how to get to the interview location!! (Public transport, driving, do they have spaces).
  3. Arrive at reception around 15-20 minutes before the interview.
  4. Know the names of the people you are meeting.
  5. Have your CV to hand.
  6. If giving a presentation, have it on multiple media and in hard copy with enough handouts to give to all on the interview panel.
  7. Have your competency based question examples ready.

Video Interviews. (e.g. Skype)

  1. Make sure you have the right software Skype, Facetime etc.
  2. Test the software and ensure you know how to use it, dial in codes, good Wi-Fi or hard line connection.
  3. Find a quiet area and make sure the background is suitable.
  4. Treat it like a face to face interview and dress professionally.