Top five tips for interview success

Be confident – know where you’re going for the interview, how to get there and what time you need to leave home to arrive ahead of time – better to arrive early than late. Walk tall and remember to smile.

Be relaxed – there are a few things you can do to calm the nerves before an interview - from visualising you answering the questions well to deep breathing exercises and more – these can all help to reduce the adrenaline running through your system and put you in a more calm and relaxed state.

Be prepared – bring along a copy of your application form and job profile to read while you’re waiting. It’ll keep the job fresh in your mind and help you focus on what you want the panel to know about you.

Be ready – to talk about yourself and equip yourself with STAR stories.

Be honest – about what you can do and what you can’t! It’s always possible to develop your skills in a job and the main focus of the interview is to assess whether you fit with our culture. So be honest about what you’ve done and how you’ve done it rather than make up something you think the panel want to hear. A good interviewer will ask follow up questions and if the examples you give don’t stack up, then it’s unlikely you’ll have a successful outcome.

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