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Interview tips from our recruitment team

When you come to an interview at Aurecon, you will typically be interviewed by a recruitment consultant and the hiring manager. Here are some tips to give you the best chance at success:

Do your research

It may sound obvious, but do your research before you come to the interview. Read as much information about the company, team and role you are applying for as possible. It may also benefit you to look at immediate competitors of the company, learn more about the company’s core values, the projects it is working on, and any recent news in the media. Knowledge truly is power at the interview, and the more you know the better prepared and confident you will feel.

Arrive with a positive attitude

Let’s face it, interviews can be a highly stressful and nerve-wrecking experience. Despite what you may think, we all experience these feelings during our job search. To give yourself the best chance at success we encourage you to enter the interview room with a positive attitude. If you don’t answer a question how you wanted, don’t be disheartened – take a deep breath, focus on the next question and smile. We want you to succeed as much you do.

Demonstrate the Aurecon Attributes

The Aurecon Attributes are what make our people diverse, and ensure we will be Future Ready. Watch our Aurecon Attributes video before your interview, and see which Attribute is your strongest. You might also like to think about how you can demonstrate one or more of the attributes in your related experience. The STAR model is a useful tool to help structure your responses.

Be authentic

At Aurecon we pride ourselves on fostering a culturally diverse, LGBTI friendly, supportive of all genders, inclusive, workplace. By fostering such an environment we are better able to innovate and deliver world-leading work. We encourage our employees to bring their true authentic selves into the workplace and into the interview room. Before you come to the interview, it may help to think of a few stories or examples that best showcase your character and your interests. We believe that when you feel happy and valued at work, you fulfil your potential.

Dress for the occasion

When you come in for an interview, you don’t have to wear a tuxedo or your best suit and tie, unless of course that is how you feel most comfortable - but we do recommend wearing smart business attire.

Be prepared with questions

An interview is an opportunity for you and the company to determine if you will be a good fit for each other. It’s a good idea to come to the interview with three or more questions for the interviewer that demonstrate your interest in the role, and that have thought about your career choice. It’s quite okay to take a pen and paper into the interview with your questions written down and to make notes throughout the interview.

Other points to note

Our ideal candidates are those who believe in our company values and who are:

  • Academic all-rounders
  • Interested in extra-curricular activities
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Good communicators
  • Capable of strong leadership in the future capability
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