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Congratulations on winning yourself a job interview. Few people get this far so you should be proud that your CV, resume or job application form hit the mark. Now it's time to win the job!
On this page and the ones which follow you'll find top job interview tips on all aspects of your job interview including how to give great interview answers.
Armed with these tips, you'll be one step ahead of your competition and ready to deal with anything your interviewers throw at you.
A job interview is a 'conversation with an objective'. The objective for the interviewer is to find out if you are a suitable candidate for the vacancy. For you, it's finding out if you would enjoy and be good at the job if you were offered it.
A normal interview lasts about 50 minutes and includes:
During the interview, the interviewer/s will be comparing your job interview answers with the criteria they listed for the vacancy. It's the same criteria they used to write the job advert and to score your application form, resume or CV, so it should come as no surprise.
Your job application form or resume indicated how you could meet these criteria but only briefly. What the interviewers want to do in the interview is find out more about your suitability by asking you questions based on this job criteria.
Sample Interview Questions covers job interview questions in more detail. It tells you what you are likely to be asked.
Sample Interview Answers gives example answers to common interview questions.
Occasionally you'll be invited to 2nd or 3rd interviews. If you know or suspect you'll be involved in multiple interviews, here's some advice on interview preparation.
As well as the above, there's job interview tips on:
Make some time to read all our interview tips or download a copy of our how to land your dream job ebook.
Your chances of getting the job increase in proportion to the amount of time you spend preparing, so it really is worth it.