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Getting ready for Interviews

Interview Preparation

Preparing for a job interview can be a nerve-wracking experience, but with the right strategies and mindset, you can enhance your chances of success. Preparing for an interview requires a combination of:

  • research,
  • practice and
  • self-confidence.

By investing time and effort into understanding the company, aligning your skills and qualities with the job requirements, and practicing, you can approach your interview with confidence and increase your chances of success. Remember, preparation is the key to unlocking doors to exciting career opportunities. 

What does the interviewer want to know?

What an interviewer aims to do is to get to know you and to find out whether what you have written in your CV or application is genuine and how well you'll fit in. Essentially the employer will be examining your values, interests, personality, and skills, most often by asking you to give examples of how your experiences relate to the requirements of the job.

When it comes to interview advice, "just be yourself" is a popular cliché but it’s true. It's natural to be nervous about interviews and you can waste energy worrying about what you don't know. However, the fact of being invited to an interview is proof that the employer already believes you can do the job. 

See our extensive list of resources to help you prepare effectively.