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Expert tips on how to prepare for a job interview

Recruitment guru Zanele Luvuno says in-depth research is an important part of preparing for a successful job interview.

Job-seekers need to find out as much information as possible about the interview format, interview expectations and potential interview panellists.

Read: CV advice to help you land your next job

Luvuno says job-seekers should not be afraid to ask HR officials or recruiters too many questions about the interview process beforehand.

She adds that the internet is another useful place to find out more about the prospective employer.

Also read: The dos and don'ts for CV writing and job interviews

Get as much information as possible about the actual interview.

Zanele Luvuno, managing director at Transcend Talent Management

Speak to your recruitment consultant, the HR person. Who are you meeting? What is their background and position in the organisation? What will be the format of the interview and what will people be expecting of you?

Zanele Luvuno, managing director at Transcend Talent Management

Read more: How AI could change the game for recruiters (and job-seekers)

Luvuno also advises that job-seekers take the time to set up mock interviews and practice their interviewing skills.

Interviewing is a skill. You have to practice.

Zanele Luvuno, managing director at Transcend Talent Management

She shares tips on how to deal with curveball questions during interviews, how to turn your weaknesses into a positive point of learning, how to dress, and more.

Listen to her expert advice on The Eusebius McKaiser Show:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Expert tips on how to prepare for a job interview


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