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What’s the best interview advice you've ever been given?

  • Publish Date: Posted about 1 year ago
  • Author:by Jodie Fox

Recently on our LinkedIn page, we asked our followers the question: What’s the best interview advice you've ever been given? 👩‍💼 👨‍💼

Here are just some of the examples of the advice given by our followers: 

  • Sounds obvious, but always ask a question or two at the end of the interview. ❓ 

  • Don't dress head to toe in black. Interviewers tend to interview several people for job roles, so a little splash of colour will make you that bit more memorable. 🌈

  • Be prepared, research the company and be yourself

  • Don't be afraid to show a bit of personality!

  • Don’t try to be the person you think they may be looking for, be yourself! Otherwise, you might get the job and be looking for another, quicker than you’d hoped.

  • I always advise people to thoroughly prepare, be early, show enthusiasm and smile but most importantly to be themselves and to try and treat the meeting like a business meeting - this can calm the nerves!

  • Pay attention to the tone of the questions you are being asked. If there is a negative tone to the questions it is a red flag. A red flag question I hear a lot is, "What types of personalities or management styles do you have problems with?" This question is a setup, if you say you get along with all types they know it is a lie and if you identify a personality type they will hold it against you. A positive spin on the question would look like, "Tell us about your favorite manager, what did they do that made them stand out?" 

  • Don’t show them what you know. Show them who you are.

  • Be yourself and make the interview as conversational as possible.

  • Remember that you're interviewing them as much as they're interviewing you. The objective is not just to make a good impression but to understand if you would fit in well with the role and company. 

  • Summarise the conversation briefly at the end and give initial feedback to the interview participants. As a rule, you will also receive feedback.

  • Be prudent, and honest.

    And finally, the best bit of advice given on LinkedIn was.

  • Be yourself.

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