Pre Interview Preparation

  • Know the Company’s history, projects and general business.
  • Visit their website.
  • Look up any recent developments. Have they won any projects recently?
  • Find out who the interview is with.
  • Read the job description.
  • Go over your own CV – know it inside out, make sure you are aware of all the facts and figures on previous projects.
  • Plan your response to any potential questions.
  • Have a potential career plan prepared – show your ambition.
  • Prepare some questions for the interviewer.
  • Make sure you can sell yourself – go over any career highlights or personal strengths.
  • Plan your journey – make sure you know the location, length of time it will take to get there, etc.

During the interview :

  • Punctuality. Arrive early – ideally 10-15 mins. DO NOT be late.
  • Switch off your phone.
  • Presentation : Look as professional as possible. A company is more likely to hire someone who is well presented and who will best represent their company.
  • Introduction : Introduce yourself clearly with a smile and a firm hand-shake.
  • Maintain eye contact.
  • Be confident in your poise and with your answers.
  • Be assertive but not arrogant.
  • Answer questions directly and to the point – avoid going off in tangents.
  • Sell yourself as much as possible and make sure you know your strengths.
  • Be flexible as possible regarding working hours, project location, travel etc.
  • Express your enthusiasm in joining the company – have some reasons prepared as to why you want the role.
  • Ask any relevant questions you may have about the role and the company.
  • Avoid asking questions about salary on offer.
  • Thank the interviewer for his / her time at the end.