If you are a recent graduate with little professional interviewing experience, interviews can be a very nerve-wracking experience. Here are a few key tips to ensure you are well prepared, calm and confident at your interview.
- Research the role – provide examples of circumstances where you’ve met the requirements of the job. This also provides an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the role.
- Research the company – this will demonstrate a genuine interest in both the values and history of the company.
- Ensure you know your CV back to front – try predicting any possible questions about previous jobs/experiences or your education that the interviewer is likely to explore. This is an opportunity for you to share what skills and qualities you can bring to the role. Go check out our blog on the perfect CV to make sure yours is perfect! https://www.aldrich.co.uk/the-perfect-cv-the-must-dos-and-the-must-do-nots/
- Plan – ensure you’ve planned your journey to make sure you arrive early. This also gives you an opportunity to collect your thoughts and calm your nerves before you enter the interview.