JOB INTERVIEWS

RESEARCH

Understand the company, their products or services and who their customers and competitors are. Check out the company website, social media, Google and talk to the recruiter.

DRESS THE PART

 

Be well presented with clean clothes and hair. Remove chipped nail polish, cover any tattoos and polish your shoes. Wear clothing appropriate for the job - dress in a similar standard to current employees. Avoid revealing clothing, sport clothes, leggings, open footwear, singlets etc.

 

BE PREPARED

Prepare your answers to the following. Limit your answers to a couple of minutes each and avoid talking about your personal life unless asked. Bring your resume and a pen with you.

1. What interests you about this role? (Avoid talking about money here)

2. Tell me about your experience.

3. What is your greatest strength and weakness?

4. Why did you leave your last employer?

5. Why should we hire you / What do you think you could bring to this role?

6. Where do you see yourself 5 years from now / What are your expectations from this job?

7. What is your expected salary?

 

QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD ASK

1. How would you describe a typical day in this role?

2. How would you describe the work environment and teams I'd be a part of?

3. Why is this position available?

4. How long have you been at this company and why do you stay?

5. What are the goals for this position?

 

COMMON MISTAKES YOU CAN EASILY AVOID

1. Don't blow the introduction! Smile, make eye contact and shake hands with a firm, dry grip.

2. Don't compliment, flirt with or overly try to build rapport with the interviewer. Keep it real.

3. Don't fidget, carry too many items, cross your arms or look flustered. Keep a calm an open posture.

3. Don't get emotional, negative or blame others when talking about previous roles.

4. Don't say you were fired from previous roles. Instead talk about what you learned from them.

5. Don't talk about personal problems, illnesses or your family dynamics unless it's relevant.

 

IF YOU NEED HELP

Go to: www.c3cares.com.au/enquiries, email: c3cares@myc3church.net or phone: [02] 9972 8688.