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26 June 2013

How to Prepare for an Interview

Interviews can make even the most confident of applicants uncomfortable, and they often forget just how nerve racking it can be for the interviewer. Nerves can be minimised by ensuring you are prepared for your interview. A few tips on how to decrease those sweaty palms and shaking hands:

  • Know the role – It is vital that you know the role back to front so that you can explain to the candidate exactly what you are looking for in an employee. Also, if the candidate asks a specific question about the role, you can be calm and precise in answering it.
  • Know what type of person you want – Different roles can require different kinds of people. Whether you need a sales person who needs to engage the prospective clients, or an empathetic person to deal with tricky situations, it’s important to have an idea of who you want. However, you still need to be open minded to everyone you interview.
  • Know what qualifications or experience are needed or desired – Knowing which type of graduate engineer you want for example is very important to your position. If it is a more experienced based position, listing what experience is more advantageous to you will help determine the candidate that is best suited.
  • Have extra and specific information on hand – In case an inquisitive candidate wants to know the salary, or how many hours or even how many people they will be working with, it is important to have that information on standby. Have all the basics on hand
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