Interview guide

Interview guide

by Adam Underwood - over 3 years ago

Face-to-face interviews don’t have to be daunting. To prove it, the Oscar Construction team has pulled together our top tips on how to prepare, relax and nail that interview.


It’s essential that you invest time preparing for your interview beforehand. Make sure you’ve researched the company and think about how your skills, experience and personality fit with them.

Be upfront

If there’s something you want to say, don’t wait to be asked. Interviews are a two-way conversation so make sure you ask the interviewer any questions you have at appropriate times. Job descriptions and company information aren’t always clear, and the interview is your opportunity to clear anything up that you’re unsure about.

Stay focused

Interviews tend to be short, so make sure you use the time wisely. It can be easy, particularly if an interview is informal, to go off on a tangent when you get asked a question but try to stay on track. An effective way to do this is to repeat part of the question back to the interviewer in your response.

Oscar Construction’s quick tips to help you ace your interview

Arrive 10-15 minutes early.
Plan your journey, taking traffic and public transport schedules into account.
Be polite to all the employees you encounter when you get there.
Bring a copy of your CV and notepad and pen to take notes.
Put your phone on silent or switch it off.

Ask the experts

Oscar Construction helps all of our candidates prepare for face-to-face interviews, whether that’s through offering tips, providing insider client knowledge or coaching.

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