24 September 2019
It's easy for us to say don’t be nervous. But one thing to remember is that we already think you could do the job – that’s why we’ve asked you for an interview.
There's plenty you can do before the day itself. Research the company and the job, and have a question or two ready to ask about what you find out. It all shows how interested you are in getting the job. If you’re nervous about the process, you could try a few mock interviews, too. Jot a few questions down you expect to be asked and either get a friend to pretend to be the interviewer or sit in front of a mirror and practice your answers. It all helps you to think about how you can be positive and show your strengths.
First impressions count, so on the day get there on time. Whilst we have a relaxed dress code, it's best to dress smartly for your interview. When you meet the interviewer smile, make eye contact and give them a confident handshake. Remember that the interview’s about us both finding out if we’re right for each other. So, don’t be afraid to ask questions at any time. It shows you’re keen to get all the information you need. Just try not to interrupt the interviewer – wait for a natural pause.
Most of all, try to relax and stay positive, upbeat and outgoing. In short, be your natural self – after all, that’s what we want to see.
Don’t bother going in the first place
Be yourself base answers around DLG values.
Use the company website
Standard stuff. Dress smart, be confident and polite.