Being prepared for a job interview

You’ve got to the interview stage, congratulations! Now it’s time to prepare.

It could be a face-to face or phone interview, it could be a video conference via ZOOM, or you may be required to submit a recording. Whatever way the interview takes place, preparation is key. From calming your nerves, to introducing yourself, dressing for success, body language, and researching the company prior to the interview to be fully informed, it all counts. 

You can prepare for common interview questions such as “Tell me about yourself?” and “What attracted you to the company?” Also have a think about examples you can provide that demonstrate your skills. Doing mock interviews is a great way to prepare.

And remember the saying: “Be Yourself, but be your Best Self”.  Employers will be looking for a glimpse into your personality, to help them identify if you will be a good for their organisation. 


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Our “Kick-Start your Career” Series has more information available about all aspects of career planning and job preparation.

You can watch our recorded presentation “Attending Interviews” for more specific tips and detailed information about how to prepare for your interview.

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Get help with your career planning or job preparation

Current and recently graduated students can book an appointment using the links below, or by calling TAFE SA Customer Support on 1800 882 661. Support is available for recently graduated students for 12 months after completing your training with TAFE SA. 

Note: All resume support appointments are encouraged to be booked as online virtual appointments using Microsoft Teams.  This will allow us to share our screens and look at your resume together in real-time. 

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