How to prepare for your interview
Alexandra shares her best tips and advice with you.
Remember, the interview is not about getting the job at all costs – it is about establishing whether you and the job are a good match. Think about what is important for you and the questions you need to ask to find out if the position fits with your personal values, priorities and preferences.Alexandra
Talent Acquisition Partner
Relax, be open and be yourself. The first interview is about getting to know each other, so feel free to ask questions! What is the manager like, and who else is in the team – how would you fit in with your personality and your skills?
Remember, the interview is not about getting the job at all costs – it is about establishing whether you and the job are a good match. Think about what is important for you and the questions you need to ask to find out if the position fits with your personal values, priorities and preferences.
The hiring manager has already read your CV, so no need to repeat it. Instead, reflect on any experience you have from previous roles, projects or studies that might be useful in your new position. Think, too, about how you have handled various situations, collaborated with others, and how you have shown responsibility and initiative. Being open, teaming up and taking responsibility are important to us at Danske Bank.
Being on time is a no-brainer, mainly because your interview will not be helped by you arriving at the last minute, all stressed up. Plan for a stress-free arrival with at least a ten-minute buffer to collect your thoughts, get comfortable and sense the atmosphere.
LinkedIn is an open network and there is nothing wrong with looking up the people you will meet at the interview. There is no need to connect, but if you are curious about who you will be sitting across from, feel free to look them up on LinkedIn.
Potential references: Who could provide you with a personal reference for the job; someone who has worked with you before and could expound on your qualities as an employee? Think of a couple of people.
Salary: Salary and benefits sometimes come up in an interview, mainly to ensure we are not too far from one another’s expectations. What are you going to say if asked? What is your reasoning?