An interview is a chance to show your future employer why they should hire you, what skills you have to offer and an opportunity to show how you would fit into the team.

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Interview Tips

  • Come prepared to answer questions about your strengths, weaknesses, challenges and accomplishments.
  • Research the company and know what they’re about
  • Dress appropriately, lean towards conservative
  • Arrive at least 10 minutes early, so you’re not flustered (and know where you’re going before you leave home)
  • Be friendly and enthusiastic
  • Pay attention and maintain eye contact
  • Be honest and focus on your strengths

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Online Interview Tips

Interviewing via video feels a lot different from meeting in person, but with preparation, you can ace your next interview, even if it’s online.

  • The usual rules still apply, so make sure to read our interview tips above and be prepared as if it was a face-to-face interview
  • Make sure you have a suitable computer or device and a good internet connection
  • Test your technology and program to make sure everything’s working well before your interview time
  • Find a quiet space with a neutral background. Preferably somewhere you can close the door
  • Avoid messy bedrooms, cluttered shelves or other busy backgrounds which could distract your interviewer
  • Turn off all distractions such as phones, TVs and other things that might interrupt your interview
  • Do a test run with a friend to check your technology and get used to answering questions via video
  • Make sure you’re well-lit so they can see you, and remember your posture as you speak to the camera
  • Make eye contact with your interviewer by looking directly at the camera, not at your screen
  • Pause for a second before responding to questions to make sure you don’t accidentally talk over the interviewer

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