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Your interview

Your interview

An interview is a decisive moment in a recruitment process, so it is essential to be well prepared for it.

An interview is a decisive moment in a recruitment process.

Before the interview

  • Gather all the available information on the company. Sources include reports, a company’s website, news, brochures, etc.;
  • Confirm the date, time and place of the interview;
  • Check the address, how you will get there and how long it takes to get there;
  • Check the name and title of your interviewer;
  • Print and review your CV carefully;
  • Assess yourself, identifying your strengths and areas for improvement;
  • Think of questions you can ask, as well as potential answers to the interviewer’s questions;
  • Take care of your appearance and first impression. Dress discreetly and formally;
  • Arrive earlier and acquaint yourself with the place;
  • Always remember to turn off your phone.

During the interview

  • Greet the interviewer with a firm handshake;
  • Be natural, clear and empathetic when speaking;
  • Respond to what is actually asked;
  • Be enthusiastic and motivated about the job and the company;
  • Keep a positive attitude towards your current/former employer. 

After the interview

  • Write a summary of what was discussed in the interview. This will be invaluable information if you get a second interview;
  • Send a thank-you email to your interviewer, thanking for his/her time and reinforcing your interest in the job.

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