Interview preparation - Turner Wise Recruitment

Preparing for an interview can significantly improve your chances of success. Here are some steps you can take to get ready:

  1. Research the company: Familiarize yourself with the company’s history, values, mission, recent projects, and any notable achievements. Knowing this information will show your interest and help you tailor your answers to align with the company’s goals.
  2. Review the job description: Carefully read the job description and make a list of the key responsibilities and qualifications. Think of specific examples from your past experiences that demonstrate how you meet these requirements.
  3. Understand the industry: Gain a broader understanding of the commercial real estate industry. Stay updated on the latest trends, market conditions, and challenges. This knowledge will help you have informed conversations during the interview.
  4. Practice common interview questions: Prepare responses to common interview questions like “Tell me about yourself,” “Why are you interested in this role?” and “What are your strengths and weaknesses?” Practice answering these questions in a concise and confident manner.
  5. Prepare behavioural anecdotes: Behavioural questions assess how you handled past situations. Identify relevant situations from your professional experience and prepare concise anecdotes that highlight your problem-solving, teamwork, leadership, or conflict resolution abilities.
  6. Connect with current employees: If possible, try to connect with current employees at the company through professional networking platforms like LinkedIn. They can provide you with insights about the company culture and potential interview tips.
  7. Dress professionally: Plan your outfit ahead of time and ensure it aligns with the company’s dress code. When in doubt, it’s better to be slightly overdressed than underdressed.
  8. Prepare questions to ask: Towards the end of the interview, you’ll likely be asked if you have any questions. Prepare thoughtful questions about the role, team dynamics, opportunities for growth, or company culture. This demonstrates your interest and engagement.
  9. Mock interviews: Practice your interview skills by conducting mock interviews with a friend or family member. Record the sessions if possible and review them to identify areas for improvement.
  10. Arrive early: On the day of the interview, plan to arrive at least 10-15 minutes early. Being punctual shows respect for the interviewer’s time and gives you an opportunity to compose yourself before the interview.
  11. Remember, preparation is key to a successful interview. Research, practice, and confidence will help you present your best self and increase your chances of landing the job.

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