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The job interview in Australia

The job interview in Australia 4 February, 2014Leave a comment

On this page you will find advice about how to successfully overcome the Australian job interview and secure employment “Down Under”.

Tips for the Australian job interview

  • Australian employers look for outgoing, confident candidates in the job interview so make sure you are self-assured when you enter the interview room.
  • Prepare answers to the most common job interview questions. The most frequent questions usually focus on your motivation for the job, your work experience, skills, and your knowledge of the company.
  • Australian employers like to ask about candidate weaknesses to gauge an applicant’s honesty and how they view themselves. Think about possible weaknesses prior to the interview.
  • It is important to have an in-depth knowledge of the key points on your CV and what you highlighted on your cover letter.
  • Be aware of the type of interview you will be facing. You do not want to walk into an interview expecting to see one interviewer and instead finding three!
  • Carry out an exhaustive background search into the company.
  • Good body languagesit up straight, use hand gestures to accentuate any important points you make, and directly face the interviewer.
  • Come up with a question to ask the interviewer at the end of your interview. Your question to the interviewer can be completely pre-prepared and shows that you are keen to learn more about the company.
  • Wear smart clothes. The clothes that you wear to a job interview are a reflection of how seriously you are taking the job position and the company, as well as how you conduct yourself as a professional.
  • Do not wear too much makeup.
  • Hairstyle should be smart. Take the job interview seriously.
  • Smile. Interviewers want to employ candidates that they like the look of – a smiling candidate is an employable candidate.
  • Stand until you are invited to sit down by the interviewer.

For more general job interview advice, please visit our designated page.

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