Practice makes perfect. It’s a cliché, but it’s true. To make sure you put your best forward in a job interview, you must practice. To help you do this, La Trobe University is pleased to offer students a free account with Big Interview, an online job interview e-learning and interview practice website.
Although it’s hard to predict exactly what you’ll be asked at a job interview, thinking ahead about likely questions and the answers you might give is a practical way to focus your thinking about how your skills and interests match a specific role. Here are some typical interview questions employers might use to find out about:
Many large employers will use a phone screening interview to select candidates for a formal interview to be held in person. The phone interview may be focused on obtaining more details about your experiences and skills, or it could involve a number of behavioural-based questions.
If you are given a time for your phone interview, make sure you are able to be in a quiet space, free of disruptions. Some good tips for phone interviews include standing during the interview, as this will make it easier to speak clearly (like you would giving a presentation to an audience); have your resume and other documents with you for easy reference; and have a notepad and pen to record any important information. Continue reading