Job interviews are tough, but they’re tough for a reason. These are some tips which should ensure your next interview is a successful one.

1.     Do some research beforehand.

Our number one tip would be to do some research on the company you are interviewing for.Having some previous knowledge of the company should go over well, so make sure to follow them on social media, check their website, download their app before the interview and pick some of the things that is interesting to you. Employers want to see candidates motivated and you will be surprised how many times people go to interviews without knowing anything about the company. It will be well worth your time come the interview.

2.     Research common interview questions

Almost every interview is going to have standard interview questions that everyone is asked. It is recommended that you research these commonly asked questions, choose the ones you think might come up for you and have your answers ready for when they are asked.

3.     Have your selling points at the ready

It is important to have your selling points at the ready, these are the things you are good at that you will be able to bring to the role. A good idea is to go through the Requirements of the Job Description and pick out the things that you have experience with. However, you need to be able to back it up with solid examples. So instead of just saying you are an effective communicator, give a reason why – ‘I am an effective communicator as I was able to persuade my previous group to…’.

4.     Be assertive

It is important that you show up to the interview and are assertive in your responses. Wait your turn to speak and then speak in a confident, clear and concise way. You should be able to make your point clearly to give yourself an honest chance. Be careful and practice this, there is a line between assertiveness and aggression – one may get you a job offer, while the other can have you kicked out of the room.

These are our top 4 tips for a successful job interview. Use these tips and ensure that you have the best chance possible of nailing your next job interview.