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    How to Shine in an Interview

    An interview is your opportunity to sell yourself.  You must prepare, practise and on the day of the interview, perform!

    Feeling confident in your interview and knowing how to approach different scenarios and interview questions is key.  It can be the make or break of an interview.

    I‘ve identified five ways to shine in an interview and radiate the ‘authentic you’. 

    Five interview tips to help you shine in an interview:

    1. Demonstrate your natural energy, strengths and passion through your actions, body language and words.
    2. Do your research; firstly, be clear about you and know yourself and secondly, know everything you can possibly find out about the organization and interviewers.
    3. Be active, in other words, be engaging and stimulating in the way you portray yourself and interact with the interviewers.
    4. Relate stories that demonstrate how you’ve approached a situation or task, the action you took, the results you achieved and reflections you noted (lessons learned or best practices).
    5. Listen carefully to the questions and be prepared to ask some of your own.

    If you would like more help with your interviews you may find our Interview Tips eBooks helpful. If you'd like more support with your interview technique or interview preparation contact us to find out how we can help. 


    Stephanie Mount is a Position Ignition Career Guide. She is profoundly interested in people and their potential. Stephanie engages with individuals to discover their most authentic self (the positive energy, their passions and strengths).  Stephanie’s diverse career in the helping profession spans two continents.  She uses her international experience, professional knowledge and living as an expatriate to enable others to create a fulfilling and balanced life.  Stephanie is an adventurer, passionate about the ‘great outdoors’ and travelling to far flung places on this beautiful planet.

    See more of Position Ignition's job hunting tips and find out about how we can help you finding a job.

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