The KennedyPearce 10 Point Pre-Interview Checklist!

The KennedyPearce 10 Point Pre-Interview Checklist!

Make sure you’re fully prepared for your next job interview by following the KennedyPearce 10 Point Pre-Interview Checklist!  The more prepared you are, the more confident you’ll appear. This checklist will ensure you’re prepared to smash that upcoming interview.

  1. Research the company

Know the company you are interviewing for, this will help you greatly when tailoring your answers in the interview to the job at hand. You can do this easily by researching the comapany’s website. Learn what they are about and the type of work they do to get a real feel for the company. For more tips on researching a company, check out KennedyPearce’s blog post on: The Importance of Researching a company before an Interview

researching pay rise2. Read the job description carefully

Read carefully through the job and person specification and identify your experiences that demonstrate the skills or knowledge gained. A good way to do this is to write down your experience for each skill required. Then you can practise reading them aloud and referring to them in Checklist Point 7. Practice a mock interview with a friend

3. Try on what you’ll be wearing the day of the interview

4. Prepare your answers to those likely interview questions

You know the tried and tested interview questions we are referring too. Such questions as ‘Tell me about yourself?”, ‘What can you bring to the company?’, Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?‘What are your Salary Expectations?’. Have your answers ready!

5.  Have your own question prepared for the Interview

If you’re not asking the interviewer any questions, you are missing out on a great opportunity. Not only is it a chance to further make an impression and show the interviewer more about you, it is also an opportunity to end on a positive note. For more advice and examples of questions to ask check out KennedyPearce’s previous blog post on “Questions you should ask at a Job Interview

6. Print off extra copies of your C.V to bring

7. Practice a mock interview with a friend

A great chance to workout your answers to interview questions so you’re not left tongue tied in an interview. Get your friend to critique your answers and your delivery!

8. Be Mindful of your body language!

Body language can be just as important as what you say during an interview. To assess your body language get your friend in your mock interview to critique you. Or instead place a chair if front of a mirror as you answer your interview questions to see how you hold yourself. Check out what not to do in: Body Language Mistakes in a Job Interview

9. Know where you’re going. Plan your route.

Don’t cause any extra anxiety! Know how you are getting there and allow enough time to be early! If you have the chance do a test run so you work out exactly where the interview is.


10. Get a good night’s sleep and make sure you have covered the KennedyPearce Pre-Interview Checklist!


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