When you are invited to an interview, your chances of being the successful candidate have improved dramatically since you first lodged your application.
The employer will want to meet you in order to find out why you really want to work for their organisation. They also want to see if you will fit into the culture of the organisation by getting a sense of how well you could work with their staff and clients. It may be with one person, a panel or with a series of people. Second or further interviews are often designed to probe into areas about which they may have some doubts from the first interview. Remember to be well-prepared; be informed about the organisation and the position and prepared to discuss any technical skills you may require for the job. Be enthusiastic about the job and articulate why you wish to work for the organisation.
However, interviews are a two-way discussion, and your opportunity to ask questions in-order to find out more about the organisation and whether this is the right role for you.
There are a number of vital aspects to the interview process:
- Interview preparation
- Your impression on your interviewer
- Communication, how you answer questions posed to you
- Asking questions of the interviewer.
At ANU you can use make use of InterviewStream, which allows you to practise your interview skills using the latest video interview simulation software.