Preparing for Interviews

The interview is an opportunity for both you and the employer to find out if you are the right person for the job.


Before the Interview


On The Day, Interview


During The interview


After Interview

Before The Interview

  • Prepare an extra copy of the cover letter, resume and a portfolio of certificates/ testimonials. Keep them where they can be retrieved easily
  • Be sure to bring your Identity Card
  • Confirm the date, time, company and the contact person for the interview
  • Research the following:
    • The company's business
    • The job requirements and key responsibilities
    • The route and time needed to travel to the company
  • Prepare a list of possible interview answers. Some of the common questions employers may ask are:
    • What do you know about our company?
    • Why did you leave your last job?
    • Why do you want to work in our company?
    • Can you tell me more about yourself?
    • Why do you think we should hire you?
    • What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  • Some of the questions a jobseeker may ask are:
    • What are the career advancement opportunities?
    • What are the training opportunities?

Interview Tips

Dressing For The Interview

  • Dress conservatively (For casual positions, collared tees/blouses and jeans/trousers/skirts are acceptable; but for executive-level interviews, men should be in long-sleeved shirts with ties and long pants while ladies should be in jackets and skirts/pants)
  • Wear appropriate shoes
  • Ensure that hair is neat and tidy
  • Ensure that hands are clean and your nails trimmed
  • Put on light make-up (for ladies)
  • Hide tattoos where applicable
  • Do not wear torn/soiled/wrinkled clothing
  • Do not dress too casually/sexily, or wear t-shirts with offensive words/images
  • Do not wear too much cologne/perfume/jewellery
  • Do not smoke just before going into the interview

On The Day, Interview