Our top 3 tips on how to stand out in your job interview

6 Dec 2019

1. Do your research 

Our number one tip is to ensure you research the company thoroughly. If the interviewer asks you what you know about the business and you answer, it’s will seem as though you don’t care too much about the opportunity.

Make sure you have a solid understanding of the business, as well as understanding the companies mission statement, target audience and history.

You can simply do this by looking at the company’s website, social media presence and trade publications.

This is a simple but effective way of demonstrating to the interviewer that you are interested in the role, took time to plan ahead and that you care about the outcome. 

 

2. Focus on personal branding

Through branding yourself, you can better align who you are to the position and the company you are interviewing with.

A job interview may be the first, and most lasting, impression a potential employer has of you and how well you may fit into their organization. You need to go into the interview with extreme clarity on who you are, what you’re passionate about, and what you want to be known for.

Ensure you have a personal brand that is aligned online and offline.

Optimising your online presence to demonstrate your personal brand will give you an edge amongst the pool of candidates.

 

3. Be results orientated

Instead of talking in general terms and describing past work you have completed, talk in specific results.

When asked about your past work, talk about the results you achieved. Discuss the impact this had and back it up with facts and data.

Bring a case study showing detailed examples and measurable results.

Discuss how this helped your past company save time, save money, or make money?

 

Let us know if you have any other tips on how to smash it at a job interview!