Job Application and Interview checklist

Before the Interview

  • Keep details of the advertised position
  • Research role, prospective employer and industry
  • Do you know the name of the person(s) interviewing you
  • Do you know what the interview will entail i.e. is it a one on one or a panel interview, will there be tests or assessment centres
  • Confirm the date and time of your interview
  • Plan the journey to the interview and do a dummy run
  • Polish your shoes and iron a shirt, appearance counts for a lot
  • Prepare any notes i.e. research, answers to questions and re-read your CV
  • Check the weather and traffic reports before you set off and leave plenty of time for your journey
  • Make sure you have their telephone number and credit on your phone in case you need to contact them on route

At the Interview

  • Switch off your mobile phone on arrival
  • At the end of the interview ask if they have any further questions or reservations at this stage 
  • Ask for a time scale for feedback

After the Interview

  • If you have any further questions then don't hesitate to get back in contact with the emploeyer, this is a great way of reminding them of who you are
  • If you are unsuccessful you can always contact the prospective employer and ask for constructive criticism, this may help you with future interviews

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