How to prepare for an interview
Be positive – When commenting on previous experiences, it’s not a good idea to speak badly of your former colleagues or criticise the company’s direction, as this only puts recruiters off.
It would help if you reflected on past instances in a pragmatic and upbeat way by focusing on the steps you took to learn from challenging situations.
Relax – If you’ve reached the interview stage, it means that the hiring team likes what they see.
The prospect of working for a large organisation can be daunting, especially once the nerves set in and imposter syndrome takes hold, but thorough preparation can make all the difference.
When preparing for your next interview, note down the most crucial skills listed in the job description and think of some examples of where you have demonstrated that quality in the past.
The STAR (Situation, Task, Action, Result) method is excellent for structuring concise examples, as it allows you to highlight the particular skills and qualities relevant to the position.
Don’t be afraid to get creative with this method too!
Consider other ways your skills have been applied, such as university projects or volunteering days.