Top three interview preparation tips

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Kangan Institute Employment Centre

1. Read through the position description and job advertisement.

Employers will usually highlight the skills they value in a job advertisement. Make a list of these skills and formulate statements about how you can demonstrate these skills. You can then use these statements in your interview responses. Use examples of your previous employment, community involvement or study experiences that would be relevant to the job.

2. Research the employer before the interview

To find out more about a company a good starting point is their website, annual report or any publications they produce. For example, if you are going for a job in commercial construction, try to find out about their current or recent projects. This is all useful information you can bring to your interview to demonstrate your understanding of the company and your determination for the role.

3.Plan ahead and be organised

If you are unfamiliar with the suburb or the location of the interview, take a practice run the day before. Check if there is adequate parking nearby. If you’re travelling by public transport, familiarise yourself with the time table and plan to give yourself plenty of time to arrive. By knowing where you are going and allowing plenty of time to get there means less stress on the day of your interview. Arriving early also gives you the opportunity to collect your thoughts and focus on the interview.

Plan what you are going to wear the day. Make sure your clothes are clean and ironed and ready to go.

Last but not least, ensure you have the correct details of the person who you are meeting so you can give a professional first impression.

Best of luck!