Learning & Skills Development Solutions
Interviews can be a daunting experience, but they are also your opportunity to demonstrate your skills and strengths . Make sure you are ready for your interview by following the following tips.
According to the most recent Stats SA report, South Africa’s unemployment rate is currently at 27.7%, with over 5.4 million (46%) youth unemployed. Ucademy, together with our partners, offers an accredited work readiness programme to help youth become future fit for a variety of workplaces. This initiative is aimed at supporting opportunities for sustainable youth employment, while contributing to a key national and social initiative and having a positive impact on the lives and futures of our youth, our economy and our country.
View the company’s website, what is their primary focus, who are their competitors, any recent media reports.
Find out what the company’s dress code is and dress accordingly.
Arrive at least 15 minutes before the interview.
Greet with a firm handshake, sit upright, maintain eye contact, smile.
Do not chew gum.
Listen, and answer appropriately.
Ask for the interviewer to repeat the question if you did not hear it clearly or to rephrase if you did not understand the question.
Alternatively, tell the interviewer what you think you heard before you answer to ensure that you respond appropriately.
Tell me about yourself.
Why do you want to work here?
What are you strengths?
What are you development areas?
Prepare questions to ask the interviewer e.g.: Please describe a typical day / week in this position.
If I were hired for this position, what would the first 30 / 60 days look like?
Is there any training that I must attend to orientate me to the company and the job?
What are the next steps in the interview process?
Thank the interviewer for their time and end the interview with a firm handshake. Follow up with a thank you email.