Leave a lasting impression

Here’s our advice on the key things to need to do to make your job interview a resounding success.

Top tips

  1. Practice
  2. Ask for advice

Here are some sample questions

  • Tell me about yourself?
    • Focus on any transferable skills relevant to the post
  • What do you know about us?
    • Research key facts about the company beforehand
  • What do you look for in a job? / Why does this job interest you?
    • Focus on relevant points from the job description / person specification
  • Why should we offer you the position?
    • Emphasise all of your relevant skills and experience, and your enthusiasm for the position


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Questions for you to ask the interviewer

Always ask questions, as it shows interest and enthusiasm for the position. Ask around 3 questions, and make sure you don’t ask something that has already been answered within the interview! Example questions:

  • How has this position become available / How did this post arise?
  • How big is the team / who are the other members of staff that I’ll be working alongside?
  • What training and development opportunities are available?
  • How long is the contract?
  • What are the days and hours of work?
  • When can I expect to hear from you regarding whether I have been successful?
  • What do YOU (the interviewer) enjoy most about working here?
  • What are the company’s/organisation’s long and short term goals?
  • If it’s shifts / part-time, etc, what are the hours?