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Job interview preparation and tips for success

Last updated
5 January 2023

The job interview is probably the most important step you will take in your job seeking journey. It is your chance to make a great first impression and show a potential employer that you are the best person for the job.

Key points:

  • Preparation is key and will help make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible
  • If you need adjustments or have access requirements, request these before your interview
  • Maintaining eye contact, smiling, good posture and a firm handshake will show confidence during an interview
  • Asking for feedback will help you with your next application or interview

Meeting and talking with a hiring manager or other team members will also give you an idea of whether the workplace is right for you.

Here are some job interview tips for before, during and after.

Before the interview

Investigate the location’s accessibility

What to look for will depend on your disability, but you will need to make sure you can easily get into the property and interview room. Things you might want to check include:

  • Is the building wheelchair accessible?
  • How far is the interview room from the carpark?
  • Do they have disabled parking spaces?
  • Is there an accessible bathroom?
  • Are guide [...]

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