Preparation can make the difference between landing the job of your dreams and getting rejected. Job interviewing can be a very daunting and nerve-racking experience. Here are a few tips on how to not only survive the experience, but make it a successful occasion as well:
Plan and prepare: Research the company and position by looking on their website to find out what they do. Find out as much as you can about what the company makes, sells or offers. The more you know and understand the better prepared you will be. You can also use this information during the interview and tailor your answers to the company, product or industry you’re aiming at.
Practice interviewing - Enlist a friend (better yet, a group of friends and colleagues) to ask you sample questions. Practice making eye contact.
Have a few questions prepared for when the interviewer asks “Do you have any questions”. Try something relevant to that company or product to show you’ve researched them or something role specific. EG
Dress for success: Dress according to the position eg. Business attire for an administration traineeship and smart casual for a trade apprenticeship. Be washed and neatly presented - clothes ironed, shoes polished etc.
Be on time: Arrive 15 minutes early to make a great first impression and allow extra travel time in case of traffic or public transport delays. Plan your journey the day before to avoid additional stress locating the interview spot on the day. Try www.whereis.com.au or for public transport The Transperth Journey Planner http://www.transperth.wa.gov.au/Journey-Planner.
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