The way in which you prepare for an interview can mean the difference between success and failure. Bear these tips in mind before and during an employment interview.

  • Research the organisation thoroughly.

  • Think about likely questions.

  • Listen carefully to the question.

  • Focus on what you can do for the employer.

  • Give examples to illustrate your assertions.

  • Talk in the first person, active tense.

  • Quantify your achievements.

  • Be aware of your own weak spots.

  • Make sure you can explain why you want to work for the organisation.

  • Prepare half a dozen questions to ask.