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Preparing for your next job interview

13/02/2018BY: Tracey Mesken

​A job interview is not the time to wing it! Preparing is essential to success.  Check out our tips below and give yourself an advantage in today's competitive job market.

Read through the job description

The job description is your best tool when it comes to preparing for your interview. It will tell you what skills the employer is looking for, what duties you will need to perform, and the personal attributes they are seeking.

We recommend writing up a list of your own personal and professional skills and experience before your interview and matching it up to what is outlined in the job description. This way, you will be prepared to answer any questions about why you are most suitable for the role.

Make sure you have an updated resume, tickets and licences ready

Our recruiters love when interviewees show up with all the information they need on hand. Be sure to bring an updated copy of your resume along with you, as well as copies of any tickets or licences you have that are relevant to the position you’re applying for.

Dress for success

When you’re heading into a job interview, first impressions count, and a big part of making a great first impression is being well dressed. Try to plan out an outfit before the day of the interview and remember that business attire will always be your best bet if you are not sure what to wear. Be sure to check out our job interview tips for more information.

Prepare to talk about your experience

A big talking point during most interviews is going to be your previous experience, so make sure you’re ready to talk in depth about any experience that you have listed down on your resume. Safety is one of our top focuses. Be prepared to explain your experience working within safety rules and regulations.

On the day

Interviews can be stressful and you want to make sure you are prepared physically and mentally. Something as simple as eating a nutritious meal before your interview can really help. You can check our post here for some ideas on what to eat before an interview. Also make sure you allow yourself plenty of time to get there as showing up late can hurt your chances of making that crucial great first impression.

Overall, being well prepared will not only increase your chances of a successful interview, but make the interview process a lot less stressful. If you’re currently seeking work be sure to register on our website or click here to check out job vacancies in your area.

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