Job interview tips

This section is designed to help you interview effectively. Find out how to prepare and make a great impression, read through common interview questions and create insightful questions of your own. You can also get advice on how to negotiate your salary and select references.

5 ways to handle interview nerves
Most people experience a degree of nervousness before and during a job interview. Nerves are a natural response to an important event, and simply indicate that you care about the role on offer.

Preparing for an interview
The key to a successful interview is preparation. Researching the company, understanding the role and offering polished responses shows initiative, enthusiasm and a keen interest in the job.

Tips for making a great impression
The interview is your opportunity to convince a potential employer that you are the strongest candidate amongst tough competition. No matter how compelling you appear on paper, it is the impression you make in person that is the deciding factor.

Common interview questions
To demonstrate at an interview that you are the right fit for the role, preparation is vital. Use the common interview questions below to prepare succinct, relevant responses; matching your skills and attributes to the needs of the company and role wherever possible.

Asking the right questions
Preparing relevant, insightful questions to ask at the interview shows initiative and your enthusiasm for the role on offer.

Negotiating Your Salary
To negotiate your new salary from a position of strength, preparation is crucial. You must have clear and realistic expectations of what your skills and experience are worth and be prepared to ask your potential employer for what you want.

Selecting and preparing referees
Referees play a crucial role in your job search by representing you to a prospective employer. Their references can make or break your chances of securing your next role, so it is critical that you choose the right people.

10 weird interview questions
There are some standard interview questions that most of us will be familiar with and expect to crop up in an interview. Increasingly though, companies are throwing in a curve ball; a seemingly bizarre, unrelated question that can catch you completely off-guard.

15 things you should not do at an interview
If your CV and cover letter have been impressive enough to get you an interview, the job could be yours – provided you perform well at the interview.

12 ways to spot a good manager in your interview
Managers typically have a direct impact on the morale and success of their teams. More often than not, the relationship you have with your manager is a critical factor in your level of job satisfaction.

10 challenging interview questions
It’s the interview moment every job seeker dreads. Just when you thought you had them eating out of the palm of your hand, you’re hit with a question straight out of left field.

Top 5 soft skills to demonstrate at an interviews
When looking for a new role, many candidates focus all their energy on promoting their skills and experience. Of course demonstrating relevant experience and industry specific knowledge is vital, but it isn’t always enough to secure the role.