Interview tips for Employers

The role you’re trying to fill may not only be the candidate’s first job out of school – this might also be their first job interview! Try to put the candidate at ease by warmly introducing yourself and explaining the interview process. While it can be handy to see how a candidate performs under pressure, you are more likely to get useful information from a candidate if they are calm and relaxed!

During the interview

If you need a hand preparing interview questions, head to our Sample Interview Questions page.

Here are some other important things to consider when interviewing a potential apprentice or trainee:


As a guide to assist with conducting reference checks you can refer to the Fair Work Ombudsman Reference Checking Form.