How to Prepare for a Job Interview

Landed a job interview for your dream job? This is an incredibly exciting moment and hopefully the beginning of a new chapter, but these feelings of excitement can very quickly turn to anxiety and stress which is why you need to be prepared. When you are prepared for an interview, you have a better chance of succeeding as well as reducing pre-interview anxiety (although some is good!).

Work Out the Route

On the day of the interview, you don’t want the risk of getting lost or have the stress of not knowing where you are going. This is why you should always work out the route well in advance and possibly even do a trial run or two beforehand so that you know exactly how long it will take and so that you do not have to think about it on the big day.

Book Train Ticket in Advance

If you need to get the train or any other form of public transport, it is a good idea to book this in advance of the interview. If the interview is in London and you are travelling from Bradford, for example, then you can book your Bradford to London train ticket online and this will then give you one less thing to worry about on the day (you could also make savings). 

Plan Your Outfit

It is also a good idea to know what you are going to wear before the day of the interview so that you can get everything ready beforehand. Additionally, you may need to have a suit dry cleaned or buy new shoes, so giving yourself plenty of time is key.


You also need to spend some time researching and getting prepared for the interview. For example, if you are trying to apply for a job in Amazon, you should research about the company and check out available Amazon job interview tips and samples on the web. You should find out as much as you can about what the interview will entail and then try to think about what questions you will be asked, how you want to present yourself and what questions you want to ask. You might also want to try a few practice interviews with friends/family as a way to get yourself prepared for the real thing.

Hopefully, this post will help you to feel more prepared for your interview. Interviews will always be stressful and lead to anxiety, but you can greatly reduce these and improve your chances of landing the job when you are fully prepared and have done all that you can to get ready for the interview.

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