Introduction

Interviews are a valuable opportunity to sell yourself to a potential employer therefore ensuring you effectively research in preparation can make all the difference.

Forest

When applying for any new job, it is crucial to pull together as much quality information as possible.  If you are well prepared, you are more likely to approach an interview in a positive, constructive and informative manner and demonstrate your confidence; giving yourself the best opportunity to succeed.  In this sense, applying for a job is like practicing a sport, as both yield better results the more effort you put in.  As the professional golfer Gary Player commented ‘The more I practice, the luckier I get.’

Carrying out thorough research is important for anyone applying to any job, whether you are coming straight out of school, university or have been in work for a couple of years or considerably more.

It is important to remember that an interview is not just about getting a job, it is about getting the right job for you.  You need to be honest with yourself and have the right mindful motivations when applying, as this will be readily apparent to most employers.

Bear in mind, a job should never be just a job; it is also your career in your hands, so you should have this at the forefront of your mind when preparing for an interview.  Be thinking about the next steps and planning ahead, considering the medium and long term opportunities and consequences of choosing this job as well as the pathway towards the future. 

      

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