How to stand out in a job interview

Searching for a new job is not an easy task. And once you secure an interview, you will need to pull out all the stops to really stand out and be noticed. So what are the top tips to success at a job interview? Here at Colbern Limited we are leading recruitment experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to help you stand out in a job interview.

Do your research

Candidates that know what they are talking about when it comes to the company are more likely to be successful. Have a look at the company website, and gather all the relevant info you can find. Try and understand how the company operates, and where you will fit into that.

Inspect the job description

Have another look at the job description. And then another. Pick out all of the key aspects they are looking for and think about how you will answer questions about these qualities or skills. How can you show you meet their requirements?

Prepare some answers

Take a look at the following questions. Of course not every interview will be the same, but there are often similar questions that you can be prepared to answer. These include:

  • Why are you interested in this position?
  • In what way can your skills be valuable to this role?
  • What makes you stand out?
  • Do you have any similar experience? How well did you perform?

Get motivated

If you are enthusiastic about the job, show it. Employers like to take on people who are passionate and enthusiastic about the role. Positivity can be contagious and motivating for others around you and this is something that employers are always looking to bring to the team. So if you have a passion for the job, be interested and attentive. Show your enthusiasm.

Plan some questions

At the end of an interview there is often time for questions. This is a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate your interest in the company, or in the job role. Have a list of pre-thought questions and be prepared to use them.

In summary

Standing out in a job interview is essential to making sure you secure the position. Here at Colbern Limited, we can help you find the perfect job. Contact us today.