• Your interview is the opportunity for us to discover your potential and fit for the role you have applied for, but it’s also for you to see if the role is right for you. Preparing in advance will allow you to make a positive first impression, boost your confidence, and help you to effectively share your skills and experience. Our aim is for you to leave the interview with insights into the role as well as our culture here at Computershare. Here are some helpful tips to get you ready.

Before your interview

√ Review the job description

Reviewing the role will give you a deeper understanding of the responsibilities and requirements needed to successfully perform in this role. It lists the essential and desired experience, skills and competencies required and will remind you what initially appealed about this position and why you thought you were well suited.

√ Research Computershare

Check out our website and careers pages where you’ll find useful articles, company information and links to our social media channels, to help you find out more about us and the services we offer. You can read our Annual Report for a detailed look at our operations and financial performance. You can also find information on Life at Computershare, our company values and Being Purple ways of working.

√ Read our guidance on accessibility

We want every person who joins our team to feel welcome. We strive to ensure everyone is included within our organisation by removing barriers and obstacles to give everyone an equal opportunity to succeed. You can review our guidance on accessibility and the support available to help as part of your interview preparation.

√ Prepare responses to interview questions

The format of our interviews may differ depending on the role but will generally include introductions, some initial questions about you, your experience, and motivations. Following this we’ll ask you a series of behavioural example questions that relate to the specific skills and competencies needed for the role.

When preparing your responses to interview questions, have a look at these resources for guidance:
•    How to Respond to Questions Effectively
•    How to use the STAR Interview Response Technique
•    5 Step Approach to Answering Interview Questions
It’s worth taking the time to practice answering interview questions with a friend, family member or trusted colleague; structure it like a mock interview and ask for honest feedback.

√ Prepare your own questions

Towards the end of the interview, you'll be asked if you have any questions. This is the time for you can find out more about the role, career development and pathways, the team and culture.

Attending the interview

In the days leading up to the interview, think about what you will wear. Dressing in a way that makes you feel comfortable and confident is key to making a good first impression.

•    We use Microsoft Teams for virtual interviews. Ensure you have the Teams app downloaded and test the link well in advance to make sure everything is working.

•    Plan to arrive earlier than the designated interview time, at either the physical location or online. This will ensure you have time to find the location and check-in or ensure there are no technical issues.

•    When answering questions don’t feel pressured to answer quickly. If you need some time to respond to a question, please feel comfortable to do this. Also, don’t hesitate to ask the interviewer to repeat or re-word a question if this is needed. 

Interview follow-up

  • You may want to follow up after the interview with a thank-you email or if you have any additional questions you have thought of later. You can email your Talent Acquisition Partner directly and they will get back in touch with you as soon as possible. We want everyone to feel at their best in interviews, feel free to contact your Talent Acquisition Partner or email us if you have any questions. We look forward to meeting you soon.

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