Interview Tips and Advice

Interview tips

Preparation

  • 90% of people who go for an interview do so without sufficient preparation.
  • Be one of the 10% who do prepare thoroughly and give yourself a big advantage over the other
  • When anyone attends an interview they are being judged not only on their qualifications and experience but also on how they present themselves and the impact made on the interviewer.
  • It is a fact that people who are less experienced but are better prepared will have a far higher chance of securing the job.

Useful Tips on Preparation

  • Get as much information as possible about the Company that you are visiting.
  • Prepare as many questions as possible to ask about the company, the role etc.
  • Put together a personal presenter.
  • A copy of your current CV
  • Industry & education certificates
  • Mentions in despatches
  • Internal or external letters of praise
  • Other accolades
  • Performance league tables
  • Commission tables
  • Copy payslips or P60’s
  • Other validation of earnings
  • Internal magazine articles mentioning you.
  • Appraisal or review reports
  •  Any other documentation which shows you in a good light and as an achiever in life!
  • Think about questions you are likely to be asked and prepare thoughtful responses.
  • Make sure you know exactly where the interview is and how to get there. Leave plenty of time.
  • Review your Strengths & Weaknesses. Convert your strengths into benefits to the company – people buy benefits! Think about how you control your weaknesses? What have you done to overcome any weaknesses and develop your skills?
  • Use all your skills as a Salesperson to sell the product ……. YOURSELF!