• theinterviewcheerl

5 things no-one will tell you ahead of your job interview;

Updated: Jan 4


If you have been invited to an interview or are job hunting and are expecting an interview invite soon, you are no doubt feeling a range of emotions. Excitement, fear, nerves and self-doubt are all common.


Preparing for your interview will help you to calm some of the emotions you are feeling and if you need help with your preparation, we are here to support you. The Interview Cheerleader is here to guide you to success and help you to prepare the right way. Find out more, here.





As part of your interview preparation; we have listed below, 5 things no one will tell you ahead of your job interview. These have been collated using our own 20 years of interview experience and written just for you.


  1. You're recruiter probably didn't sleep very well the night before either. A sleepless night the night before a job interview is common, for all parties.

  2. Turning up late does matter. Always, always make sure you arrive at least 15 minutes early. Arriving late, does and will matter. Take the earlier train, allow for traffic delays and ensure you know where you are going for your interview.

  3. Your interviewer wants you to be the best candidate of the day. Your interviewer has seen your CV, has chosen to interview you and wants you to be amazing. They want you on their team, you just need to show them how perfect you are for the job.

  4. First impressions matter. They really do, make sure you have clean clothes, smile on arrival and impress your interviewer.

  5. It is not OK not to ask questions. By asking questions, you are showing your interviewer you are interested in the role and the company. Always ask questions, this could set you apart from other candidates being interviewed.


Enjoy preparing for your forthcoming interview, and never forget just how amazing you are.




If you need help and support with your mindset, self-belief, how to prepare for interview success and to achieve the job offer you deserve, we are here to help. We have a range for guides, courses and individual cheerleading available to you, starting from £9.99. Visit the homepage of The Interview Cheerleader for further information on how to work with us.


Good Luck in your forthcoming interview, we would be delighted to work with you further and cheerlead you to success.

With luck and best wishes,


Tamzin Louise, The Interview Cheerleader.