Preparing For Your Interview

1. Read The Job Listing Well

Identify the skills that you have and how you have used your skills in various positions to accomplish the job requirements. Give an example or two. Demonstrate how you can add value to the job. It will be great if your references identified are able to vouch for what you have done.

2. Research Company

Find out as much information as you can on the company you are applying at. Find out what their mission and vision statements are. 

3. Questions

Make a list of questions about the company and about the position. Don’t ask obvious questions and especially if you already know the answer. Also, don’t ask about the pay.

4. Google Check

Google yourself and make sure that you have yourself covered from any reputational risks. Turn off your social media profiles or at least ensure that all your defamatory posts are deleted.

5. LinkedIn

Ensure that your LinkedIn profile is up to date and correlates with your CV.

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6. The Essentials

Print the Job Listing, your Cover letter, infographic and CV and carry a pen and a few sheets of paper or a notebook.

7. Route

Know the address before hand and ensure that your GPS or phone app has the address stored.

8. Dress Code

Identify the dress code and prepare your outfit in advance. Your appearance will sell you so ensure that you are well groomed.

9. Be Early!

Plan your route to the interview and be there 30 minutes before the interview. This will give you time to park, sign in at security and freshen up if you had a long trip.

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