Interview skills and top tips

Preparing for a job interview? Read our list of advice points and discover links to further job seeking support and resources.

Top tips

Going to a job interview can be a stressful experience, but you will find it much easier if you have spent time preparing in advance.

These are some top tips for you to consider before attending an interview.

  • Arrange any adjustments in advance. For example, if you have to complete a test you may need a large print version.
  • Plan your journey and know what transport links you need to catch. You're unlikely to get the job if you are late.
  • Make sure you know about the Access to Work Scheme.
  • Dress appropriately.
  • Be confident and practise good posture.
  • Research the organisation and content of the job.
  • Re-read your application form.
  • Research and think about who is interviewing you.
  • Think about what questions you might be asked and plan your response.
  • Think about your disclosure strategy.
  • Prepare some questions to ask at the end of the interview

Further information about interview preparation and performance is available in our main Employment section.