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Tips for In-Person Interviews

Scitex has been helping candidates get into exciting roles in New Zealand for 36 years. Over time, we’ve gathered rich insights into how job seekers can perform well when interviewing and what it takes to succeed. This series is designed to help candidates preparing for interviews, with the aim of supporting you to perform at your optimum so you give yourself the best chance of a job offer!


Congratulations on being selected for an in-person interview! This is a fantastic achievement and a testament to your skills and qualifications. The Manager you’ll meet with is no doubt excited to learn more about you and see how you can contribute to their team. To help you make the best impression during the interview, here are some tips.


Before the Interview:

  • Research the company: Thoroughly investigate the company’s website, mission, values, recent news, and any other relevant information to demonstrate your interest and knowledge during the interview.
  • Familiarize yourself with the position: Understand the job description, responsibilities, and requirements to tailor your responses to the specific role.
  • Prepare your appearance: Choose professional attire that aligns with the company culture. Dressing appropriately for an in-person interview can create a positive first impression.
  • Practice good body language: Stand tall, maintain eye contact, and offer a firm handshake to exude confidence and professionalism.


During the Interview:

  • Be punctual: Plan your travel route and arrive a few minutes early for the interview to demonstrate your punctuality and time management skills.
  • Speak clearly and confidently: Articulate your answers clearly and avoid using filler words. Project confidence in your abilities and experiences.
  • Highlight your achievements: Showcase your skills and accomplishments through specific examples from your work experiences or academic achievements.
  • Engage with the interviewers: Show genuine interest in the conversation and actively listen to the questions asked. Engage in thoughtful discussions with the interviewers.
  • Ask insightful questions: Prepare questions to ask the interviewers about the company, team dynamics, or any other aspects of the role. It shows your interest and eagerness to learn more.


Good luck for your meeting!


To learn more, here are some more articles in the series:

💡Staying on Track and Answering Questions Effectively in an Interview

💡How to Improve your Confidence at Interviews

💡Tips for Virtual (online) Interviews

Or, if you’re at an earlier stage in the process, here are a couple of articles helping you improve your CV: level one here and level two here. Once you’re happy with your CV, if you’re seeking a new role and you’d like our teams help, we suggest joining our talent pool, here.