Job interview tips

The job interview is probably the most important step you will take in your job search journey - it’s your best chance to show the company and hiring manager that you’re the best person for their job.

To help you land your next job, we've arranged our job interview tips based on the interview stage you're in.

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What to wear

What to wear to a job interview

If you're wondering how to dress for an interview, you're not alone. Wearing the right clothes to the interview won’t get you the job, but wearing the wrong clothes will sink any chances of impressing the interviewer.

There is one rule that stands above all: Dress professionally. Wear business attire appropriate for the role, while still making sure you feel comfortable.

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Phone interview

How to prepare for a phone interview

In today’s digital world some hiring managers choose to conduct preliminary interviews by phone.

Phone interviews can be challenging as you're not physically in the room with your interviewer and in some cases, you have to work even harder to stand out.

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Common questions and answers

Common interview questions and answers

The most important part of preparing for an interview is practicing how to answer interview questions you might be asked on the day.

Our common interview questions and answers guide will help you prepare for your next job interview.

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Behavioural questions

What are behavioural interview questions?

Have you ever wondered what behavioural interview questions (BIQs) are - and how to answer them?

We’ve compiled the ultimate and definitive guide to help you respond to behavioural interview questions with ease in your next interview.

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Questions to ask

Questions to ask in an interview

Have you ever wondered what questions to ask at a job interview?

Read our guide on the best questions to ask during an interview to ensure the job is the right fit for you too.

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Body language

Body language in interviews

What you say in an interview is only a part of the message you send to a potential employer. Positive body language plays a vital part in the first impression that hiring managers have of you.

Read our guide on how to put forward your best self in an interview.

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Thank you email

Interview thank you email

Read our article outlining why you should send an interview follow up, the format and content that should be included, as well as an example of an interview thank you email you can use as a template.

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Second interview

What to expect in a second interview

Once you have made it through the first interview round, it's vital that you keep up the positive momentum for your second interview and beyond.

Read our guide on what to anticipate during your second interview, and the types of second round interview questions you will be asked (and should ask).

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Group interview

How to prepare for a group interview

As you never know if your next interview could be in a group setting, it’s worth planning ahead.

Here are some pointers to help you prepare for a group interview.

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Psychometric testing

Interview psychometric testing

At some stage of your job search it’s likely you’ll be asked to undertake a psychometric test.

It can seem daunting but by understanding the pros and cons of psychometric testing you’ll have a better idea of what’s involved and how to prepare.

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Dos and don'ts

Interview dos and don'ts

Interview preparation is the key to success and a well-polished presentation can give you an edge over others whose credentials might just be better than yours.

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Interview skills

Interview skills

Preparation is what will give you confidence in your next job interview.

Here are some interview tips to prepare.

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Dos and don'ts

How should you describe yourself in an interview?

The seemingly ordinary question, “Tell us a bit about yourself,” asked by interviewers actually provides a great opportunity to demonstrate your presentation and communication skills. Summarising your education and work experience, what attracted you to the role, and what drives you gives the interviewers a more holistic understanding of who you are.

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Interview skills

The dos and don’ts of job interviews

From being punctual to ensuring you pay attention to the body language of your interviewers, there are key elements to keep in mind for every job interview. To ensure you succeed, Robert Half provides advice on the dos and don’ts of job interviews.

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