Just think of potential questions and answers so you have an answer for everything they ask.
Be confident - don't doubt yourself. Make sure you research the company. Understand the role that you are applying for and how this will help you with your career growth.
Tell a story. Show a bit of personality.
Don't try to show off too much. There's a time and place for where to show your unique skills or acknowledge the great work you've done, but make sure it's done in the correct place and time.
- Take a breath and just be yourself; if you make it to an interview, you've already met all the technical requirements - Think about where you want to sit in the bigger picture
Make your application personal. They're looking for people, not positions to fill. Be honest if you have an idea of what sort of work you want to do and where you want to end up
The best preparation strategy would be to go to networking events and get comfortable with your elevator pitch and talking with professionals.
Reach out to existing staff at Aurecon to learn more about company culture, career pathways, pros and cons etc. Do your research online, company strategy, promotional.
Be confident in yourself and your abilities, be honest in your application and interview, ensure you highlight yourself in your best light without exaggerating, and participate during the group activity as much as you can while cooperating with your team.
Learn your basic HR questions, some info about Aurecon and questions to ask about career progression.
Be yourself - when I stopped putting on an awkward act and was just myself in interviews, I started getting a bunch of offers. Think of examples of situations where you've perhaps failed but learnt from it, worked in difficult situations, gone above and beyond, etc., just so you're prepared in the interview.
Be yourself. Employers look for in extent to which a candidate would adapt and fit into the team's culture. All applicants are at the same the educational qualification level; on the assessment day they look for our soft skills and personality traits.
Be honest - it's not all about marks. Interesting experiences unrelated to academia are useful to talk about, the company embraces inclusion and diversity. Also, do research on company initiatives!
Make sure you come out with your diverse experience, you need to stand out, make sure you know what innovation means to you and know about new technologies, how you can be a great team member.
Be yourself. Majority of learning is on the job. Employees often look for a 'culture fit' and assess whether your personality and presence are something that will complement the office. You also need to show a love for learning and growing.
I definitely believe I was hired because of my extra-curricular experiences and my personal skills, not because of my GPA which wasn't very good. Based on my experience, my advice would be to get involved with university clubs and societies that you're interested in; you'll meet new people who will improve your social skills, you'll gain experience organising events or working on new projects (depending on the club), and if you get elected to a higher position you'll gain experience managing a team - all very useful things to have.
Take a dive into learning about Aurecon and the company's methodology and blueprint, what projects we are on, and what our focus is. I feel this will 'wow' my colleagues or myself interviewing.