29 Step Interview Checklist
  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Friday 10 th August 2018

29 Step Interview Checklist

So you’ve got an interview. What next? We have put together a 29 (non-exhaustive) list of points you may wish to consider before your interview.

  1. Be prepared
  2. Be yourself
  3. Arrive early
  4. Practice questions
  5. Avoid talking about your shortcomings or make excuses
  6. Don’t let nerves prevent a good performance. Relax and act naturally
  7. Dress appropriately
  8. Present yourself well - sit up straight and speak with confidence
  9. Give a firm handshake.
  10. Prepare answers to common interview questions
  11. Eye contact – not too intense though!
  12. Exchange pleasantries, build rapport!
  13. Don’t oversell yourself
  14. Consider your answers and respond thoughtfully.
  15. Research about the company and the line manager
  16. Speak well of former co-workers, employers or colleagues
  17. Be private and don’t reveal unnecessary personal information or make unprofessional remarks
  18. Research the market and the forces that are influencing the industry
  19. Follow up with a thank-you email
  20. Use language that is appropriate for the job environment and demonstrate your experience by using a bit of well-placed jargon
  21. Do consider your career goals and clearly define your reasons for wanting the job
  22. Don’t make the mistake of just talking aimlessly - Consider your career goals and clearly define your reasons for wanting the job.
  23. Don’t go off at a tangent
  24. Don’t let your tact lapse. You need to demonstrate the diplomatic behaviour
  25. Don’t apologise unnecessarily
  26. Never fail to attend, if you do follow up with sincerity. It may be hard to get another
  27. Don’t forget to highlight your biggest strengths
  28. Have answers prepared for your weaknesses!
  29. Don’t panic! You’ll do great

If you need further help preparing for your interview, check out this video tutorial: The Complete Job Interviewing Skills Masterclass Course


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