Here at Intern Avenue, we know that attending a job interview can be a nerve-racking affair because you are so focused on not making a mistake. The truth is, interviews do not have to be stressful. In fact, the best interviews are the ones where you converse with the interviewer.
So how do you impress at an interview?
1. Dress smartly – For most companies both males and females should wear dark conservative suits. However, for some tech companies and startups, smart trousers, a shirt and a jumper is fine for males. For females, a dressy blouse with nice trousers or skirt will suffice. For more information read our blog on how to dress. Continue reading
You have prepared how you’re going to answer that dreaded question, “Can you tell me about yourself?”. You have researched the company inside out, from last year’s revenue to the name of their CEO’s cat. You are feeling ready to walk into that interview and then you remember that you still have not decided what you will wear.
Call it common sense, but you would be surprised by how common it is for people to mess up their interview attire. According to a survey, run by a management careers company, 37% of companies admitted to not hiring a candidate due to how they were dressed. That is a lot of people who have potentially missed out on a good job. The good news is that dressing for an interview is not rocket science. If you follow our simple advice, you will be able to back up your excellent presentation an equally impressive look. Continue reading
The key to doing well at an interview is preparation. If you nail the preparation, the rest should flow pretty smoothly. It is not rocket science but it is an area so many people do not excel at. If you follow our general rules, you should be able to prepare effectively for your next interview:
Thoroughly research the company, interviewer, the role and the industry beforehand. Continue reading