Interview Checklist

When stress levels soar, it's easy to forget the details that'll make your interview experience a whole lot easier. And once it's all over, sheer relief might mean following-up is the last thing on your mind. Make sure you've read through this checklist before the big day so you can feel reassured all bases are covered. 

Before the interview

  1. Research the organisation, check the company website and search for them on the internet 
  2. If you’re changing career make sure you research the industry and job role  
  3. Prepare answers to common interview questions  
  4. Make sure you know the name of the person or people interviewing you
  5. Check the format of the interview  
  6. Research your interviewers - Google their names and check LinkedIn - Print a copy of your CV to take with you  
  7. Re-read your CV  
  8. Plan the journey and check for delays 
  9. Take a contact number with you in case there are any problems 
  10. Print out a map of your route 
  11. Leave a good half hour before you think you need to  

At the interview 

  1. Switch off your mobile phone  
  2. Ask questions about the role and company 
  3. Ask when you can expect to hear back 

After the interview

  1. Email to thank the interviewer for the opportunity  
  2. If you’re unsuccessful, contact the interviewer and ask for feedback 

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