Meet Niamh Cusack, the Graduate Recruitment team lead in Dublin. She has a positive attitude, loves her travel and adventures as well cycling her vintage bicycle to get to her tennis matches on time!
Read Niamh's key tips to a successful interview
Do your homework
We're impressed when candidates have taken the time to do some research and learn about us. Do your homework so you are ready for the interview question "What do you know about this company?" Try to relate what you have learned about the company when answering questions.
Make an impact
Dress for the occasion. The rule is, when in doubt, overdress. Recent trends have dictated business-casual attire, but it's still appropriate to wear a business suit. If you mean business, show us. And remember…it's not always what you say, but how you present yourself that makes an impression. Be sure to shake hands firmly and maintain eye contact. During the interview, sit up and stay focused.
Composure in the business world is crucial. And an interview is a good measurement of how you handle pressure. You don't want to appear too nervous. At the same time, don't be too relaxed. Maintain an appropriate level of professionalism without being unapproachable. The best advice is to be yourself. You're an outgoing, likeable person. Let that come through in your interview. We're looking for individuals who will thrive in our team-based environment.
When you want to learn more about who we are and what we do, it lets us know you're interested. Depending on what you ask, it may also prove you've done your homework. Before the interview, make sure you've prepared a list of questions that we may not have addressed.
Your qualifications got you in the door. Make sure you can speak confidently about any experiences you've had in the workplace and in the classroom. Specific examples of how you've contributed to an organization or learned something exciting are of interest to us. We see potential in you, so be sure to sell yourself by promoting your skills and abilities.
If you don't understand a question, don't hesitate...ask us to repeat it. You have a better shot at giving your best answer if you know exactly what we're asking.
It's good etiquette to thank interviewers for their time.
I wish each of you the best of luck in your application and hopefully meet you at the interview stage.