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Preparing for the interview

Find out about the employer. Look at the company website. Study the About Us section or any mission statements. Make sure you know what products and services they offer. Read the company’s annual report if one is available.

Top 5 Tips

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Read ahead

Read the job description and know your CV or job application inside out.

Ask questions

Prepare relevant questions to ask the employer

Be punctual

Check the location and time of your interview. Plan your route in advance and leave plenty of time to get there. 

Useful resources

Psychometric & aptitude tests Tips for completing psychometric and aptitude tests.
Psychometric and aptitude tests help to assess a candidate’s personality, skills and knowledge at pre-interview stage.

My World of Work Different types of interviews, interview preparation, a tutorial on researching your employer and more…

National Careers Service​  Interview do’s and don’ts, sample questions and a pre-interview checklist

Monster Interview preparation to post interview follow-up.

The Guardian  Articles and videos. Titles include “How to master body language in an interview” and “How to use the STAR technique (video)”.

Totaljobs Everything from basic interview questions to body language.

The Guardian Dress to impress: what to wear for a job interview

Prospects  Website aimed at students and graduates. Interview tests and more…

Jobs.ac.uk Interview tips section includes “Top Tips for Answering Competency Questions” and “10 Top Tips for Interview Presentations”.

Glassdoor Includes articles on “How to Explain Your Flaws during a Job Interview” and “How to Avoid Interview Blunders”.