Reaching the interview stage is an exciting prospect but there is still a lot of work to be done before you land that job offer.

Good preparation will give you the very best chance of landing that job, so StandOut CV have created this chart showing the step-by-step process you can follow to ace your next interview.

Firstly you need to ensure that you understand the employer’s business because 82% of interviewers will reject a candidate who hasn’t done their research. Scour the web, browse the company website and check out social media to find all the information you can on the organisation.

You also need to have a thorough understanding of the role, so study the job description and ask the recruiter to clear up any points you are unsure of. Once you understand the role, you should make some notes on how your skills match up, in order to answer any enquiries in to your suitability.

Common questions such as “why do you want this job?” and “why should we hire you?” will arise in most interviews, so have some answers prepared.

On the night of the interview, prepare your outfit to avoid any wardrobe issues and get a good 8 hours of sleep to ensure you are performing at your best on the day.

Written By
Andrew Fennell is an experienced recruiter, founder of London CV writing service StandOut CV and author of The Ultimate CV Writing Guide .

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