The Interview Process

How to succeed in a job interview

Interview Preparation

Whether you’re applying for a blue or white collar job, full time or casual employment, there are some basic principles that will serve Melbourne job seekers well in any interview setting.

Firstly, double check the location and plan your route the day before the interview to make sure you arrive at least 15 minutes early.

Secondly, do your research on the company and anticipate what kinds of questions they might ask. Interviewers and procurement specialists generally stick to a formula for how they conduct interviews, so you can prepare yourself by looking over common interview questions.

Thirdly, ensure you are dressed and groomed appropriately – anywhere from neat casual to corporate, depending on the role and the company. Nerves are a normal emotional response during an interview, and the best approach if you are feeling anxious is generally to be honest about this with the interviewer.

Finally, remember that while they are conducting the interview, you are also assessing their suitability as an employer. Prepare one or two questions of your own to ask when appropriate; interviewers will usually give you the chance to do this toward the end of the interview.


If you’re a job seeker, FirstPoint Personnel has a wide range of job vacancies available that are updated regularly. As experienced procurement specialists, we can help match you with job opportunities and connect you with employers who are looking for someone with your unique skill set, experience, values, and future goals. Click here to browse our latest job listings and take the next step on your career journey.


If you’re an employer looking for skilled, driven staff, you’re sure to find the ideal candidate amongst FirstPoint’s talent pool. As experienced procurement specialists, we use the most up-to-date sourcing tools and methods to connect talented job candidates with discerning employers in a broad variety of industries. Our team has a deep understanding of staffing solutions and principles and we work tirelessly to provide the best outcome.

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