6 Important Things to Remember Before Your Interview

Keep in mind these 6 things to transform your first job interview into a smooth and successful experience.

Interviews can be the most dreaded part of the hiring process. However, with the right preparation, they can go from scary to absolutely fine in no time. All interviews are different, but there are some fail-safe rules which you should stick to under any circumstances.

Interview preparation is essential

Research impresses employer and helps with pre-interview nerves.

47% of people go into an interview having done zero preparation.

Body Language is the key to success

55% of how you act makes up a first impression, therefore think carefully about present yourself and bear in mind the following:

67%of candidates fail to hold eye contact – this is the common reason for interview failure.

Interview can be time-consuming

Try not to rush your way through it – stay calm and take your time when answering questions.


Devise a mock interview and ask your friends and/or family to test you.

Consider the most common questions asked:

  • Tell me about yourself.
  • Describe your past experience in…
  • What do you know about the company?

Be aware of your digital profile(s)

Try to share information that is relevant to your profession i.e. if you are applying for a photography role, share images you have produced/taken.

48% on employers admit that they look online for digital dirt on interviewees.

Delete any offensive content & images that display drug/alcohol usage.

Dress Appropriately

65% of interviewers said that attire would be the determining factor between two candidates.

  • Formal interview = Suit
  • Informal Interview = Smart casual wear, but strictly no jeans/trainers/hoodies
  • Always avoid graish, wear prints & colors.

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