10 Tips to help you prepare for a job interview

10 TIPS TO HELP YOU PREPARE FOR A JOB IN THE DIGITAL INDUSTRY

Below are a list of 10 useful tips that will help you prepare for interviews in Digital
Top tips for Digital Job Interviews

Before the interview
• Ensure you have a full job description and are aware of the format that the interview will take.
• Do some company research. The company website is a great place to start. You may well be asked what you know about the company, so impress the interviewer with your knowledge i.e. what the company does; how long they have been established; the size; structure; turnover; competitors; their market and aims for the future. We now live in a Social Media world so utilise Linkedin, Twitter & Facebook for further information.
• Ensure you know where the interview is taking place and ideally do a “dummy run” to plan your journey. Interviews are not a natural situation, so practice with your recruiter/family & friends.
• Always allow additional time for unavoidable delays. Arriving late or flustered does not create a good impression.

On the day
• Take a contact number with you.
• Dressing appropriately for the company you are meeting portrays professionalism. Ensure you are well groomed and tidy.

The interview
The interview is a two-way process and so is also an opportunity to ensure that the job and company are right for you. So;
• SMILE! Ensure you come across as friendly, approachable and enthusiastic.
• Be polite to all staff you meet – you never know, they could well influence the recruitment process.
• Where possible, give practical evidence of any statements you make.
• Never criticise former employers – you never know who knows who!
• Maintain eye contact, relax and show interest in what the interviewer says.

Be prepared for questions such as:
• What do you know about our company?
• What interests you most about the role?
• Why should we appoint you?
• What is important to you in a role?
• What was your greatest success in your last position?
• How would your manager or colleagues describe you?

You will usually have the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the interview – think about what is important to you, but some questions might be:
• What training can I expect on joining your company?
• Are there any drawbacks to my application? Or do you have any reservations about appointing me to this role? (This gives you the chance there and then to head off any potential reasons why they may not take you forward).
• How many candidates are you interviewing for this role?
• When will you be making a decision?

Finally…
• Make sure you have confirmed your interest in the job.

Conclude the interview with a handshake, remembering to thank the interviewer for their time.

For more information on how to prepare for job interviews contact me on simon@digital-minds.co.uk. We specialise in digital recruitment, so if you are looking for:- PPC jobs, SEO jobs, Digital Planning & buying jobs, Social Media jobs, Mobile Jobs, Affiliate jobs or Web Development jobs please get in touch. We have offices in London and Leeds and are always available for a chat!

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