Activity 7.3 - Prepare for interviews

3 - Preparation checklist

There are a number of practical things you can also do prior to an interview, whether it is over the phone or in person. Here is a list of questions you should check prior to any interview:

  • Where will the interview take place? If it’s not in person, is it over the phone or over conferencing software?

  • How long will it take?

  • Can they provide you with some of the key questions they will ask? Some interviewers are more than happy to provide these or at least give you an indication of topics.

  • Is it live or pre-recorded?

  • Do the answers you’ve prepared stand on their own? The listener or viewer should be able to know what the question was from your answer.

  • Have you sent them links to your work and biography so they know more about you and your work?