An interview is a decisive moment in a recruitment process, so it is essential to be well prepared for it.
An interview is a decisive moment in a recruitment process.
Before the interview
- Gather all the available information on the company. Sources include reports, a company’s website, news, brochures, etc. You can always search in your group of friends or your LinkedIn if you know someone who works for the company you are applying for and exchange some impressions about it. You have the opportunity to go more informed to the interview which can be an added value.
- Confirm the date, time and place of the interview;
- Check the address, how you will get there and how long it takes to get there;
- Check the name and title of your interviewer;
- Assess yourself, identifying your strengths and areas for improvement;
- Think of questions you can ask, as well as potential answers to the interviewer’s questions;
- Appearance is also very important for a first impression, so you should dress in a more formal and discreet way, but without making you uncomfortable.
During the interview
- Be natural, clear and empathetic when speaking;
- Respond to what is actually asked;
- Be enthusiastic and motivated about the job and the company;
- Keep a positive attitude towards your current/former employer.