We understand that interviews can be often be a daunting experience for some however we want to make them as comfortable as possible for our candidates. If it's your first interview or you're just looking for a refresher then the guidance below is there to assist you.
Do your research
Depending on your role and the department or service you'll be working for, it may be a good idea to research and see what they have done historically and maybe what their future goals are. This will give you an understanding of how the team works, any behaviours they promote and gives you the chance to show what you can bring to the team.
We recommend you trying our values quiz to see the values and behaviours we promote.
Plan your journey
There's nothing worse than feeling rushed on the morning of your interview and adding extra pressure to the day. Where is the location? How long will it take you to get there? Are you likely to be affected by traffic?
It may sound like a lot of questions however you won't run the risk of being late or feeling panicked. Why not visit our Virtual Tour page to take a look at our main office locations.
Wear appropriate clothing
It's true what they say- first impressions always count and when it comes to interview, you want to come across as smart and professional. Pick your outfit out before the day to ensure you're not rushing in the morning. Also remember to wear something comfortable - that way, you can just focus on the interview itself.
Be as organised as possible
You will need to bring along some documents with you to your interview so ensure these are found before the day and organised in a folder or something similar. Having your documents ready for the manager to photocopy will make the interview process a smoother one. Our eligibility guide for candidates can assist you in what to bring.
Think about what questions you may be asked but don't rehearse!
You cannot guarantee exactly what questions will be asked so if you rehearse your answers and they ask you a slightly different question to what you hoped- your answer won't come across as good as you expected. Write down some general questions you feel you may come up based on the job description and your application- then put some key notes down on paper to help you remember what is essential to include. This allows your answers to be more structured and fluent.