Preparing for Interviews

Before The Interview

The interview is an opportunity for both you and the employer to find out if you are the right person for the job.

  • Prepare an extra copy of the cover letter, resume and a portfolio of certificates/ testimonials.
  • Keep them where they can be retrieved easily
  • Be sure to bring your Identity Card
  • Confirm the date, time, company and the contact person for the interview
  • Research the following:
  • The company's business
  • The job requirements and key responsibilities
  • The route and time needed to travel to the company
  • Prepare a list of possible interview answers. Some of the common questions employers may ask are:
  • What do you know about our company?
  • Why did you leave your last job?Why do you want to work in our company?
  • Can you tell me more about yourself?
  • Why do you think we should hire you?
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  • Some of the questions a jobseeker may ask are:
  • What are the career advancement opportunities?
  • What are the training opportunities?


  • Dress conservatively (For casual positions, collared tees/blouses and jeans/trousers/skirts are acceptable; but for executive-level interviews, men should be in long-sleeved shirts with ties and long pants while ladies should be in jackets and skirts/pants)
  • Wear appropriate shoes
  • Ensure that hair is neat and tidy
  • Ensure that hands are clean and your nails trimmed
  • Put on light make-up (for ladies)Hide tattoos where applicable


  • Do not wear torn/soiled/wrinkled clothing
  • Do not dress too casually/sexily, or wear t-shirts with offensive words/images
  • Do not wear too much cologne/perfume/jewellery
  • Do not smoke just before going into the interview

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