Job interview tips

This section is designed to help you interview effectively. Find out how to prepare and make a great impression, read through common interview questions and create insightful questions of your own.
The best way to avoid the biggest interview mistakes is to consciously decide not to make them. Read more.
Top 10 interview questions
There are some common interview questions and you should prepare your answers before-hand. The key thing to remember when responding to interview questions is to keep your answers brief and to the point.
Your second interview - how to crack it
You’ve been called back for a second interview. It’s serious. Your CV was liked and you clearly have the skills and experience necessary. Now it’s all about you, as a person.
Body language - getting it right for interview
Your CV may be perfect, your attire is appropriate on but if your body language isn’t right, you could ruin your chances in the interview. It’s a key part of your interview preparation and is important, especially in the Middle East.
Top tips for interview preparation
Whether it’s a phone interview or a meeting in person, good preparation can really help you to put in a star performance. Most people realise there’s a need for interview preparation, but some candidates don’t really know where to start.
Five top tips for a telephone interview
Telephone interviews can feel quite alien if you’ve never had one before and many people don’t really know what to expect. Here are 5 top tips for giving a successful job interview over the phone.
Preparing for a successful interview
Researching the company, understanding the role and offering polished responses shows initiative, enthusiasm and a keen interest in the job. Use the interview tips below to impress your potential employer during that vital first meeting.
Tips for making a great impression
The interview is your opportunity to convince a potential employer that you are the strongest candidate amongst tough competition. Give yourself the best chance to make a great impression with these tips.
Common interview questions
Use these common interview questions to prepare succinct, relevant responses; matching your skills and attributes to the needs of the company and role wherever possible.
STAR technique- for tricky interview questions
We have recorded improvements in excess of 50% in the success rate of candidates using this technique at interview, over those who don't.
Coping with interview nerves
Many people suffer from interview nerves; it’s only natural. The best way to cope is to be totally focused beforehand on what you want to say in the interview and mentally rehearse.
Interview tips from people in business
Having spoken in depth to key industry figures, it is clear that the goal of any interview is to persuade the employer the following things