Interview Preparation

Interviews are fundamentally about selling your solutions and explaining what you will bring to a new business, this often comes down to your interview preperation.

If you fail to prepare properly for an interview you may as well fail to show up; not carrying out interview preparation will create an embarrassing situation for you and the interviewer.

There are thousands of websites offering assorted advice and tips around interview preparation, we have assimilated advice which will help you prepare without going overboard with theory and ideas. It is important to understand the purpose of an interview and whilst you may provide textbook answers to competency based questions if you show no personality of character you will most likely lose out.

Bringing people into a business is a big decision and ensuring a cultural fit is as vital part of the employment process and not one to overlook.

The short guide we have created introduces 3 ideas:

  • Competency Frameworks: One of many models available to ensure you understand how a company operates and why it chooses to do so in that manner from the boardroom to the shop floor.
  • STARR: A simple model to ensure you answer competency questions to the best of your ability.
  • Interview Questions: An explanation around what an interviewer is actually looking for and asking you to demonstrate with annotated questions and answers.

Download the interview preparation guide here.

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