Career Advice

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.
This addition to our Interview Advice Series showcases strategies to answer that classic interview question, "Tell me about your greatest weakness"
Most people experience a degree of nervousness before and during a job interview. Accept that these feelings are natural and follow these tips to stay relaxed in the 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.
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.
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.
Preparing relevant, insightful questions to ask at the interview shows initiative and your enthusiasm for the role offered.
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.
References play a crucial role in your job search by representing you to a prospective employer. What they say can make or break your chances of securing your next role, so it is critical that you choose the right people.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Shift the focus at your next interview. Instead of aiming to impress your interviewer, focus on building a connection. Here are some tips to help you on your way.
Before an interview, you should not only thoroughly prepare your answers, but also research the company. Having an understanding of the company’s background allows you to talk compellingly about their business and how you can add value.
Companies will often conduct interviews over the phone to save time or if distance is an issue. Here are five ways to guarantee your telephone interview goes well.
With many candidates of a similar caliber often chasing one job, many employers carefully evaluate soft skills in order to select the most suitable person for the position. Here are five areas to focus on during the interview process.
This list of essential do’s and don’ts will help you succeed in getting through the interview with confidence and composure.
These four ‘wow’ questions will make you appear well-researched and enthusiastic about the job, helping you stand out from other candidates.
Competency based interviews are becoming increasingly popular as a way to predict a candidate’s future performance. Essentially, a series of behavioural questions, the interviewer will ask you to describe a situation which demonstrates your abilities that will be integral to the role you’re interviewing for.
There are basically four kinds of interview that you are likely to encounter in your job hunting: situational, behavior description, unstructured and panel interviews.
Before you go to the interview, consider the kind of interaction which is likely to take place between you and the interviewer.
After each employment or networking interview, obtain as much feedback as possible about your performance. This is all part of your damage repair.