Interview advice

Now you have written the perfect CV, and received a request for interview, the following information will assist you in preparing yourself for the interview. You can download our interview advice here


  • DO research the company thoroughly – always check their website
  • DO plan your journey carefully and arrive 10 minutes early (if lateness cannot be avoided make sure you call and let the interviewer know)
  • DO take a pad & pen with you – this should include any pre-prepared questions and any key observations about the company
  • DO dress smartly – you never get a second chance to make a first impression
  • DO smile and shake hands firmly
  • DO answer questions honestly and concisely. It is perfectly fine to take a few moments to think about your answer before you respond.
  • DO ensure you close at the end of the interview - find out when you will hear back about their decision and thank them for taking the time to see you. A follow up email to re-iterate this will not go amiss.


  • DON´T leave your phone on
  • DON´T ask about sick leave or holiday entitlement
  • DON´T get greedy about salary, benefits or bonus
  • DON´T overly criticise past/present employees