This is it – the final interview, the only thing in between you and that dream job offer. If you’ve made this far through the interview process, then you have done extremely well and should be very proud of yourself! But it’s not over yet – the final interview is your time to shine and show us what you’re really capable of!
Before we run through some tips, here’s what to expect on the day. Firstly you’ll be given the opportunity to rub shoulders with some of our current graduates so that you can calm your nerves and get first hand information of what it really is like to work at Telstra from a graduates prospective! Following this, there will be a brief presentation (with other candidates and hiring managers), after which you will then break out and begin your final interview.
We all know that interviews can go either way : You can walk out of it feeling on top of the world or you can walk away feeling that you could have done a whole heap better. Whether you’re feeling super confident or a bundle of nerves, here are some firsthand tips on how to conquer the FINAL Interview!
Tip #1: Reflect on your strengths and weaknesses.
Think back to the feedback you would have received after your assessment centre – what did you perform well at and what can you work on? Our friendly recruiters are here to bring out the best in you and give you feedback on how you’re going. Really try to fine-tune those areas that you think would benefit with some improvement, and make sure your good qualities really shine through on interview day.
Tip #2: Prepare some answers.
Have a read over the interview tips we sent you prior to your assessment centre. Practice your responses using the CARE structure and remember to pay as much attention to your actions as well as the context and outcome of your examples. Try to come up with specific points that reveal your strengths and talents to complement how much success you achieved in the end. Remember that your responses should address the question being asked.
Tip #3: Research Telstra.
Part of the reason why you have come this far is because you know your stuff! Try to build on the knowledge you have of Telstra already and show us why Telstra is your employer of choice, but consider using this information in context and when necessary.
Tip #4: Arrive early.
We all know how stressful it is when we are rushed and aren’t quite sure where we’re going. Avoid this by finding out exactly where your interview is and by giving yourself plenty of time to get there. This will also give you an opportunity to relax, shake away the last of your nerves and take a breather before the interview.
Tip #5: Dress to impress.
It’s true what they say about first impressions – they do count! Make sure your first impression is a good one. Come on the day looking professional (business attire) and remember…you’re never fully dressed without a smile! : )
Lastly, be confident and be yourself. You have come a long way to make it to this last stage so hold your head up high and stand proud. Use this as your motivation and confidence on the day and remember that if you are unsuccessful this time around, there will be plenty of other opportunities out there for you. Use this as a positive learning experience and you will go a long way.
So from all of us here at the Telstra Graduate Team – get out there, show us what you have to offer and do your absolute best.
See you at the finish line – Good luck!!