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interview prep lists

Posted on 1 September, 2015 at 10:05

Got an interview set up, congratulations!

Now for the next step is to prepare yourself in selling your skills and achievements.


  1. Make note: How the position supports your career goals
  2. Match your experiences to the job description (competency based questions)



  1. Practice interview questions (visit www.csest.co.uk, for example interview questions)
  2. Prepare 3 questions to ask the interview
  3. General closing answer, final answer why you are the best suited candidate


Research check list

  1. Company background
  2. Mission
  3. Service or products
  4. Structure
  5. Company leadership
  6. Up to date events/projects/achievements of the company
  7. Where is the company leading to? (Check social media for further information of the company)


If the name of the interviewer is given, research about them-(social media, company website)


Things to take with you

  1. Pen and notepad
  2. Mint (if you’re a smoker)
  3. Deodorant (at times people become stressed and sweat, also for smokers it is not nice to smell the after sense of a cigarette)
  4. Copy of your CV
  5. Qualifications
  6. References
  7. Printed Interview conformation letter and location


Dress Code

  1. Corporate clothing (shirt, suit, tie, shoes NO TRAINERS)
  2. Iron well
  3. Ladies remember natural makeup, less cleavage


Need help purchasing Interview Clothes, due to lack of income, ask your Jobcentre adviser to help you with funding or go visit charity stores who will help you with interview clothes (offering new or used clothes) such as suited and booted and dress for success.


Categories: Simple Interview Tips

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