Interview Success Guide – Part 2

Part 2

Final checks

Part 2 of our Interview Success Guide highlights your final checks and the steps to take to make sure everything goes smoothly on the day.

As you read through this guide you can use the tick boxes to work through your preparation. You can also print this page to keep for reference or complete on paper if you prefer by using the ‘Print this page’ button below.

Remember, you have been invited to interview because they want to meet you!

Good luck!

The Day of the Interview

Dress and Check

  • Dress smartly and appropriately. You only get one chance to make a first impression. Jeans are not suitable (even if they are new).
  • Check Pay attention to small details such as: is your nail polish chipped? Does your shirt need ironing? All of these small details make a big difference.

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  • Make sure you have all the paperwork you have prepared.

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Relax and Breathe

  • There is nothing to be nervous about, you have done your preparation and the employer is looking forward to meeting you.

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The Interview

Arrive & Be Polite

  • Arrive at the location at least 5 minutes early.
  • Be polite and friendly to the receptionist. Employers will often ask for their feedback.

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It’s OK & Be Positive

  • It’s OK not to understand some questions – make sure you ask the employer to repeat or rephrase the question.
  • Be positive – don’t dwell on bad experiences.

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  • Make sure you ask questions. Show that you have listened and are interested in the business. You can always refer to your notes.

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At the End of the Interview


  • Thank everyone for their time.

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  • Ask when you can expect to hear back from them with a decision.

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  • Thank the receptionist on your way out.

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Interviews are nothing to be scared of. It is important that you and the employer get the best out of it. In preparation for an employer interview please read through all of this guidance and use the tick boxes to work through your preparation.

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