Performing well at interview

We always make sure that all candidates attending an interview are given a chance to talk about their skills and experiences, while enjoying meeting us and finding out about our organisation. Our interviews are designed to get the very best out of you, and to help you display evidence towards the relevant competencies and personal qualities required for you to be successful in a role with us. Here are some tips that will help you to impress and get the most out of your interview.

  1. Before you attend an interview or an assessment make sure that you do find out more about Guinness and the role you're applying for.
  2. Think about why you want this job and the relevant skills and personal qualities that will make you successful if you secure a position with us; think about the work you have done previously and how you can use this to demonstrate your suitability.
  3. If you haven't attended an interview recently or lack a bit of confidence, visit your local Job Centre Plus, which can help you by providing advice and practical tips.
  4. Make sure you know where the offices are and arrive on time. Maps are available and will usually be included in your interview invitation.
  5. Our interviews and assessment centres are designed to help you display the relevant skills and competencies for the role you have applied for so make sure we see you at your best!
  6. Be relaxed but attentive and alert. Speak clearly, don't mumble and remember to make eye contact. Make a positive first impression by arriving on time, dressing appropriately, and having prepared thoroughly.
  7. Answer questions to the best of your ability and give examples. Don't assume the interviewer knows about your skills and experience so be prepared to discuss these in detail; we'll be looking for individuals who can clearly demonstrate the skills, knowledge and behaviours we require in the role and in Guinness.
  8. During the interview or an assessment exercise if you do not understand a question or any aspect ask for further clarification.
  9. Have some questions prepared for the assessors and the people from the department you might meet on the day. Ask questions about the job and the team you might join. An interview is a chance for you to learn about the position and decide if it is the right one for you.
  10. Ask and provide us with feedback. We are always trying to make sure all assessments and interviews are designed to high standards but always want to hear about your experience. We will also provide you with feedback on how you did on the day that can help you with your future development