Everything you need to ace a job interview

recruitment at hitachi

Hey everyone,

We’re back with another a blog piece! This time on how to deal with pre-interview nerves and how to ace the actual interview itself.

1) Obliterate Pre-Interview Nerves

Change your mindset from pre-interview nerves to confidence with these three simple insights:

  • You’re a winner:  We’ve selected you out of hundreds, and in some cases, thousands of applicants! You’re pretty much in the top five!
  • It’s a meet a greet: This isn’t a grill, in fact, if you think about it, it’s closer to a meet and greet at a barbeque where you tell us some interesting stories from your past worklife!
  • We want you to do well: If you do well, we’ll want to hire you, you’ll get to work with us, a job’s been filled, we’ve got more hands on deck, everybody wins, high five!

2) No Brainers

Get these no brainers right, and the interview will be off to a great start!

  • Be punctual: come early, don’t leave anything to chance.
  • Be professional: be nice to everyone you meet from the moment you step in.
  • Be attentive: take an interest in what is being said.
  • Be confident and clear: get to the point and be truthful.
  • Be prepared: be knowledgeable about the company, your potential role and what you want you to do here.
  • Dress the part: dress appropriately for the interview.

3) Ace the interview

The distance between someone who comes prepared and someone who doesn’t is miles apart. Here are some tips to beat the pack:

  • Relatable Experience: Think about and have some experiences prepared, beforehand, which are directly relatable to the position. When you answer questions, use these experiences and provide examples to support you and how you’ve learned new skills or developed existing skills.
  • Strengths, weaknesses and goals: Know your strengths and weaknesses; it’s a pretty common question. Don’t be corny, avoid clichés. It’s important to have some goals as well. This way, we know you’re thinking about a career and not a job.
  • Questions: Having questions ready shows that you’ve thought about the company and the position. Here are some good examples:
      • What is the next step in the hiring process?
      • What are the day-to-day responsibilities of this position?
      • How is an employee evaluated and promoted?
      • Do you offer any training programs to your staff?
      • What are the company’s plans for future growth?
      • Why do you like working here?
      • What is the culture of the organisation?

Need more information?

If you’re interviewing here, then here are some handy links to check out:

  • This website! You’ll get a good feel of what it’s like to work here and what we do here, don’t forget to check out our video
  • Our corporate website for more information about our company, our products and our history.
  • Our digital magazine. Also, follow us LinkedIN for daily updates.


There you have it! Everything you need to ace an interview with us. Good luck!

Garth Quinn | Recruitment Manager
Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia

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