Interview Tips to Land your Graduate Job

Are you worried about an interview coming up? Here are a few tips to land your graduate job and how to prepare so you don’t freeze under pressure!


  • Writing down a few answers to relevant questions on paper can help you remember them when you’re in the interview.
  • Run through a few example questions aloud. This will help you articulate your conversation flow and help you remember certain points you want to highlight.
  • Make sure to research the company!
  • Write down all the amazing things you’ve done, describe your excellence. Put/save them somewhere you can refer to them during recruiter chats or interviews. Keep your confidence up!
  • Take a walk before the interview, this can help clear your head and ease stress levels.
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During the Interview

  • Un-lock from interview mode. Don’t fail yourself because you haven’t prepared for *that* interview question. Instead, just remind yourself of how good you are, and you’ll be ready for any question.
  • Look confident! Sit up straight, take a breath *then* answer the question. Look in control of the conversation. It speaks volumes subconsciously to the interviewer.
  • Make sure to listen, good communication skills are key in an interview!
  • Use professional language, try to stay away from any slang words or inappropriate language as it could jeopardize your chances.
  • Don’t speak ill of a previous employer if you’ve had bad experiences in the past, it doesn’t come across as professional.

Questions to Ask at the End

  • What are the biggest challenges that you foresee as part of this position?
  • What does success look like and how will be measured?
  • What could I do in the first 90 days to make an impact?
  • How did you end up in your position, and how has your role changed since you started?
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After the Interview

  • Send them a quick email the next day thanking them for their time and that you’re looking forward to hearing from them, make sure to keep it short and simple!
  • Ask for advice, not feedback. You don’t want to know why you failed, ask how you can succeed next time. And de-personalise it. ask what the successful candidates did better, not what you did worse!
  • If you didn’t get that job doesn’t mean you are a failure. Maybe the role wasn’t right for you. Learn from it and move on. You failed the application, not life!