When your university training is complete and you’re rewarded with a degree, it’s time for the influx of job interviews. Obviously you’re going to have to send out a lot of applications first, but when you do hear back, you have to make sure you’re prepared.

waiting-lineYou are no longer looked at as a student, and you have to demonstrate that the skills you’ve learned are relevant to the role and the working environment. Even if an employer sees a 2:1 or a 1:1 on your CV, they’re going to need to know you’re motivated, passionate and the right person for their business. You should always carry out research prior to the interview so that you have an understanding on the company, how long they’ve been going and the work they do.

You should also think of questions that you may want to ask them so that your interview is more of a conversation, rather than a one-on-one ‘grilling session’. It’s also important to make sure nerves don’t get the better of you, so always remember that an interview isn’t the ‘be all and end all’.

Don’t put too much pressure on yourself. Instead, just remember to be yourself!