Interview tips

“The interview is your opportunity to really highlight your skills, experience, strengths and how you can successfully perform the role”*

 “Do your research about the company, understand the role and visualise yourself performing the duties of the position, thinking back to your own experience and what you have to offer”*

“It is good to have at least 2 or 3 examples prepared that you can think of which demonstrate 3 of the requirements for what makes a suitable candidate”*

“When talking about your strengths, back yourself up with examples and prove to the interviewer you have demonstrated in past roles application of your strengths”*

“There is no point making up something and then being caught out by the employer. If you don’t know something, say that you don’t know. Don’t lie.”*

“Your first impression is everything. Arrive at least 15 minutes early. Dress professionally and respectful. “*

“If being interviewed by a panel, make sure that you maintain eye contact with everyone, keeping your main contact with the person asking you the question”*

“If you left on bad terms for your last employer, avoid saying anything negative about them. It doesn’t look professional and drops the conversation to a negative level which is what you don’t want*

“The interview is your chance to really draw attention to your skills, experience, strengths and how you can successfully perform the position”*

“Try and do as much research about the company, as you can, learn about their industry and even better, find out about the latest developments”*

“If you don’t understand the question being asked of you, don’t be afraid to ask them to clarify the question”

 “If you don’t know something, avoid making up an answer, but rather tell the truth and what understanding or similar knowledge you do have”*



Published by Matthew Coppola - Career Coach, Employment Specialist and Professional CV Writer

Holding a graduate degree in Commerce, majoring in Economics at Curtin University, as well as a post graduate certificate in Career Education and Development at RMIT University, Matthew brings with him many years of experience working in the fields of business development, marketing, soft-skills training and employment services industry. He has gained significant exposure in working with employers in sourcing staff as well as assisting jobseekers in promoting and marketing themselves to employers and securing sustainable employment outcomes. He is currently working in Disability Employment Services where he assists clients with mental health disabilities in finding and keeping satisfying and gainful employment and helping them overcome and work around barriers to employment. He has helped many job seekers secure employment by training and coaching them in the art of being interviewed and giving the interviewer a positive and lasting impression. He knows how to sell and market a job seeker to an employer and he imparts this knowledge to his clients in helping them sell and market themselves in an interview. Matthew regularly writes new articles on a variety of employment related topics and posts these to his personal website blog

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