Then read how an employer thinks and what they expect at interview.
If you want my job then tell me what you can do for me.
Don't answer questions in meaningless jargon,
Demonstrate in clear concise language using examples the benefits of employing you
Don't give me the outcome before you have told me the how you did it.
Explain what you learnt from your failures not focus just on your successes.
Give clear examples of your ability to achieve goals, deadlines, targets etc.
Don't come with memorised answers to questions I haven't asked yet
Understand what the organisation does
Have some idea of your career goals and most importantly
If you want to ask questions at the end - make them relevant to me.
Remember: getting the job has to be of mutual benefit.
So take control and use the following tips to achieve interview success.
Be proactive in your approach.
Start with your mind set - what does the employer want and how can I fulfil these requirements?
Avoid the most common mistakes candidates make - I just need a job or I just want/need an income - think positively and give reasons why you want my job.
List your skills, qualifications and attributes against the role requirements and assess how close you match the job requirements. Remember to include experience from voluntary work, and personal interests.
Write down clearly the benefits to the company of giving you the job - this is your unique selling point. Make sure to have examples to prove your points
Assess where the gaps are and what you will need to do to overcome these and are they significant to getting that job. Be realistic.
Do this preparation before they call you for an interview.
Remember: demonstrate the benefits to the employer of giving you the job.