THE FINAL STAGE
Interviews are a nerve-wracking prospect for most people. A lot of the problems encountered at this stage can be avoided with a little preparation.
FAIL TO PREPARE, PREPARE TO FAIL
Research the company, i.e. games, history, location, etc.
One of the first questions you could be asked at interview is ‘what do you know about our company?’, if you don’t have an answer the interview may well already be over. It’s important to research the company to avoid a fairly awkward interview that will probably end up a waste of time for yourself and the company.
Download our Interview Questions Technique Guide below if you’re worried about answering questions in interviews. The S.T.A.R technique helps you mentally prepare for questions, and gives you the best chance to highlight your results at this stage.
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Mention your achievements and ask them questions.
Talk about your achievements and where you think you’re strong. Nobody is perfect so there is no point pretending to be, however, you will have things that you’re proud of and these need to be mentioned at the interview.
You need to try and relate with your interviewers if you can, a good way of doing this is by mentioning past struggles or weaknesses that you have overcome, there is a good chance your interviewers have had similar struggles and can relate with you on them.
As part of your research you should be looking for questions you’d like to ask about the company, their games, their location, etc. Not only will you find answers you will be looking for, you will also come across as a professional with a genuine interest in the company.
As a side note, turning up late to an interview doesn’t come across incredibly well. Plan your route and aim to arrive half an hour early. Use Google Maps to find a café or a bench nearby where you can compose yourself before heading in.
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