Overall, be yourself and enjoy the process! This interview may change your life for the better.
BE ON TIME
Practice getting to the venue to see how long it will take. The traffic may have been heavy, but your chances are reduced if you are late. Always remember - you never get a second chance to make a first impression.
Aim to be early - you can always find a nearby café or shop to wait in. And if worst comes to the worst and you are going to be late, then definitely ring in and let them know.
Research the employer’s website and choose something as a talking point. Go through your CV and the job description as the client will ask you to give examples of your relevance and suitability for the position.
Be prepared for questions such as:
1) What do you know about the company?
2) Why would you consider a career at this company?
Do not mention salary until the client asks. The client will want to first assess your motivation to work with them and if it is financial only, this will not reflect well.
The client is aware of your current salary package. If they ask for your salary expectations, say you are negotiable, but you would like to achieve your market rate. It would be better to say you are motivated by the company and the position at this stage. As your agent, it is our job to negotiate on your behalf. If you feel uncomfortable talking about money, refer the client to us.
YOU NEVER GET A SECOND CHANCE TO MAKE A FIRST IMPRESSION
Smile and dress professionally in simple business attire. Don't forget a firm handshake shows confidence and maintain eye contact - without glaring!
Check your CV for possible gaps
If you have gaps in your CV make, sure you know how you are going to explain these gaps.
TALK ABOUT SPECIFIC ACHIEVEMENTS
Interviewers like to know how you felt about a particular success. Some will ask for specific examples of things you've done such as something you have done that you're particularly proud of or how you solved a particular problem or how you learned - and improved - from difficult situations. Be ready with these examples.
BE ENTHUSIASTIC AND POSITIVE
Don't criticise previous employers, particularly within the industry. Focus on positive achievements and experiences.