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Thanks to Options Consulting Group you can get ahead in the next steps of the recruitment process. Read on to find out the top tips for interview success.

You have constructed your best version CV and impressed the right people, now you’re prepping for the next stage of the process – an interview.

Daunting? It can be – especially if it’s your first – but it doesn’t need to be.

We’ve put together some top tips to ease some of the pressures associated with the interview process so you can focus on what you want to say to help you land that job.

#1 – DO YOUR RESEARCH

There is nothing more frustrating than attempting to have a discussion about a company or concept you know little about – make it easy on yourself and do your research. This doesn’t just include the business’ website, but also articles the employer may have been mentioned in, interviews, their YouTube Channel and podcasts if they have them. Learn about what their overall position statement is, and external issues. The news media is a rich source for these issues so make sure you have a look. The opportunity to discuss what you know about them will come up, so make sure you make the most of it!

#2 – BE PREPARED TO TALK ABOUT YOUR STRENGTHS

Not only is this for you, it is for them to see how confident you are in your own abilities. Confidence goes a long way to impress and encourages others to put their confidence in you. It can feel uncomfortable to talk about yourself, but it is important to recognise what you are good at, this can include your ability to adapt to new environments quickly, willingness to learn, and how well you work autonomously as well as a part of a team. Don’t be shy to talk these up, these are great qualities and ones to be proud of! Of course, everyone’s strengths are different, so take the time to figure out yours are and remember those.

#3 – BRING A POSITIVE ATTITUDE AND ENERGY

It seems simple, but it is one of the most important tips we could give you. This expands into your willingness to take on new challenges, and experiences. So don’t forget to bring that positive attitude and energy with you and show it off.

#4 – MAKE SURE YOU ARE PROFESSIONALLY PRESENTED

Make sure you are professionally groomed.

  • For the men – tidy facial hair, tidy hair, professional dress and clean shoes – no shorts, or tees.
  • For the ladies – well-fitting, corporate wear, tidy hair, with neat details which include keeping your nails tidy.

#5 – BEING ON TIME IS ESSENTIAL

Being late can set a poor tone for the interview before they have even met you. Ideally arrive 5 – 10 minutes before the arranged time so as to not put anyone out by your early arrival. If you are running late to the interview call ahead and explain the situation. Your interviewer’s time is valuable, respect that; so put a call forward to let them know.


Hopefully these tips give you greater confidence to attend an Interview. If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to send us an email to contactus@optionsgroup.com.au or give us a call on 03 9693 9300 and one of our experienced Consultants will be happy to help. We wish you the best of luck for that upcoming Interview.