• Know where you are going, what time and how you are getting there
• Remind yourself of what you put on your application form;
• Research the organization and the role, again!;
• Know the dress code
• Practice interviewing (careers service can help).
Don’t worry about being nervous, it’s normal. Think about your body language, enter the room with presence. Shake hands warmly and speak clearly. Remember, you’re selling yourself!
There are usually four types of interview questions used.
The first are closed questions which require a simple yes or no answer.
Open questions, in contrast, require elaboration from your side; these could be questions that ask you to explain something on your CV in more detail.
Situational questions place you in a hypothetical situation where a decision has to be made. These types are questions are looking for you to elaborate on why you made the decision and how you reached your conclusion.
As a result, the thinking process is usually more important to the interviewer than the decision itself.
Finally, behavioral questions are used to study how you acted in previous situations, and are used to analyze the hindsight you use in assessing your decision and how clearly you are able to explain your answers.
Making a good impression doesn’t need to end as soon as the interview is over.
Sending an email or letter to the person that interviewed you gives you an opportunity to discuss what you liked or disliked about the experience. Don’t use this as a means to change your answers or elaborate on any of them, but purely to thank the interviewer and provide constructive feedback.