What to wear to an interview
In this diverse work market, companies all have different dress codes. Better to be smart than casual. If you can find out beforehand that would be ideal.
For telephone and online interviews make sure you dress as though the interview is in person. Sitting in your pyjamas trying to act professional won’t go down well.
Have a pen and notepad to write things down.
- Research the interviewers
Find out a bit about the people at the company via LinkedIn or the company’s website.
- Give yourself adequate time to prepare
- Remember that first impressions count
Smile, firm handshake and make sure you know the names of everyone interviewing.
- Take your time when speaking
Don’t rush your answers, take your time to give a good answer, rather than just filling a silence.
- Prepare questions beforehand
Have some questions prepared before the interview. Have these written down.
Some example questions:
- What do you like about working here?
- How would you describe the company culture?
- What new projects are in the pipeline?
- What kind of career opportunities do you offer?
- What are the next steps in the interview process?
- What training can I expect?
- Do you think I would be right for this role?
- What else would you like to know about me?