Job interview tips

This section is designed to help you interview effectively. Find out how to prepare and make a great impression, read through common interview questions and create insightful questions of your own.
The key to a successful interview is preparation. Researching the company, understanding the role and offering polished responses shows initiative, enthusiasm and a keen interest in the job. 
If you have been invited for a job interview, then you have already passed the first hurdle - your cover letter and CV have aroused the interest of the recruiters and HR managers. 
Most people experience a degree of nervousness before and during a job interview. Nerves are a natural response to an important event, and simply indicate that you care about the role on offer.
The interview is your opportunity to convince a potential employer that you are the strongest candidate amongst tough competition. No matter how compelling you appear on paper, it is the impression you make in person that is the deciding factor.
To demonstrate at an interview that you are the right fit for the role, preparation is vital. Use these common interview questions to prepare succinct, relevant responses; matching your skills and attributes to the needs of the company and role wherever possible.
It’s the interview moment every job seeker dreads. Just when you thought you had them eating out of the palm of your hand, you’re hit with a question straight out of left field.
There are some standard interview questions that most of us will be familiar with and expect to crop up in an interview. General questions such as "Tell us a bit about yourself", "Why do you want to work for us?", and "Describe your biggest achievement’" are all typical interview questions that most candidates should be well equipped to answer.
Asking the right questions
Preparing relevant, insightful questions to ask at the interview shows initiative and your enthusiasm for the role on offer. Furthermore, it allows you to demonstrate your knowledge and research; a tactic guaranteed to impress any interviewer.
Referees play a crucial role in your job search by representing you to a prospective employer. Their references can make or break your chances of securing your next role, so it is critical that you choose the right people, maintain the relationships and properly brief them on the roles you apply for.
To negotiate your new salary from a position of strength, preparation is crucial. You must have clear and realistic expectations of what your skills and experience are worth and be prepared to ask your potential employer for what you want.
If your CV and cover letter have been impressive enough to get you an interview, the job could be yours – provided you perform well at the interview.