Got an interview fast approaching and getting yourself in a twist about it? Don’t panic! Use these handy hints to help you prepare, in order to come across as cool, calm and collected on the day.

  • 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.