Congratulations! You’ve made it to the interview round. Here are our top tips for making sure you present the best interview:

  • Research the company before you attend the interview (their website, social media or any other third party sources)
  • Look at the job ad, position description or any other relevant information prior to interview and prepare to share examples of when you have demonstrated the skills/experience they would be looking for. This preparation may prevent you getting lost for words at interview or having unnecessary silences
  • It is also valuable to prepare some questions to ask at the conclusion of the interview to demonstrate your enthusiasm
  • Research their location and available parking. Make sure you arrive to your appointment 5 minutes early (avoid arriving any earlier as this can be seen as rude if the interviewer has a busy schedule. 1 minute late is also far too late)
  • All interviewers expect people to be nervous so don’t be concerned if you come across as nervous. Remember that you are there to let them know how and why you would be able to do a great job in the role
  • Thank the interviewer for their time and let them know you look forward to hearing from them


  • Take pride in your appearance and take time and care, make an effort – the interviewer will notice!
  • When deciding what to wear, we recommend you wear something that enables the employer to see you doing the job, you can just as easily over dress as under dress
  • Don’t wear a hat or sunglasses
  • Don’t take unrelated things into the interview eg. drinks
  • Don’t take your phone in to the interview – you won’t need it
  • If you are a smoker, don’t have a cigarette immediately prior to your interview
  • Remove facial piercings
  • If you are interviewing for a labouring or hands on role:
    • Simply wearing jeans and a shirt will be sufficient. It is up to you to assess whether or not to wear work boots
    • If you are interviewing at a work site, it is always a good idea to have work boots and hi-vis in your car ready to go
    • Shave or tidy your facial hair
  • If you are interviewing for a clerical role:
    • Dress conservatively and professionally, an employer will notice the effort
    • Unless the role is a professional/ corporate role, wearing a formal suit/jacket and tie may be unnecessary
    • If you are unsure, be ready to ask the interviewer what to wear when they call you initially to book in the interview

Good Luck!