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3. You’ve got an interview!

What’s in this chapter for you

  • Bad timing
  • Feeling and looking good
  • First impressions count
  • Practice makes perfect
  • You and the position
  • Predicting the questions

‘After more than twenty applications, I finally got an interview. It was such a thrill, but I started to panic – what do I have to do now?!’

Shahzia Choong, desk editor

So, you’ve sent your beautifully prepared CV off and the longed-for email inviting you to an interview duly appears. What now? First of all, congratulate yourself! Well done! You’ve already got further than most of the other applicants and you can afford to bask in glory for a few seconds. Now you have to get down to the important task of preparation.

Let’s look at the correspondence you have ...

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