Improving your interviewing technique

A woman sitting on the chair trying to improve her interview technique. She’s talking to two men, gesturing and smiling.


In the job hunt process, there’s no doubting practice makes perfect. So, no matter how many job interviews you’ve attended (both virtually and in-person), it’s always worth considering how you can improve and what you can do better in the future. Make sure your skills are to scratch with the following interview tips:

Preparation

Research the company and your interviewer in order to gain a solid understanding of the business. It’s important to take note of their history, current offering, key staff, structure and company values.

If the interview is in person, know where you are going, how to get there and how long it will take for you to reach the location. Plan to arrive 10 minutes early, as arriving late for an interview is not the best first impression. If your interview is via vide, ensure you have all the information you need to be able to log in a few minutes early. If you are unexpectedly running late, call your consultant as soon as you realise, who can then inform the company and manage expectations.

Dress code

Dress appropriately. It is important that look the part and are dressed in a way

that reflects the potential workplace. This doesn’t necessarily mean suited and booted, but neatly presented.

On arrival

If the interview is face-to-face:

Body Language

Keep in mind that your body language is also important if you’re video interviewing. Try to look at the interviewers’ face, rather than your own. If it’s difficult, cover your own video up with a piece of paper, or minimise it so it won’t be such a distraction!

During the interview

After the interview

Call your consultant to let them know your feedback from the interview. If you have the details of the hiring manager or interviewee, follow up with a thank you note.

If you would like training on your interviewing technique, please get in touch with your consultant.

Author David Morel Tiger Recruitment Team

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