Interview Tips

When you are interviewed for a position at Boort District Health we try to make your experience as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

We understand that you can be nervous and sometimes find it hard to be yourself.

We would like to share with you some tips on preparing for an interview and what to expect so you can excel!


  • Dress appropriately for the interview. Neat and smart attire is recommended.
  • Allow plenty of time to get to the interview and keep the details handy in case you need to contact us.
  • Do some research on the organisation and department offering you the interview.
  • Read the position description before the interview. The interview is your chance to ask any questions about the role and what is written in the position description.
  • If you did not provide referee details on your original application, bring these details to interview.
  • Body language is important. Remember to smile, make eye contact and sit forward in your chair.

What to expect at the interview

  • The interview is a great opportunity to find out whether the organisation and role is the right fit for you.
  • Interviews usually consist of 2 to 3 people and are 30 minutes to an hour in duration.
  • You should be advised at the end of the interview when you will be informed of the outcome

Behavioural interview questions

  • The interview panel will focus on the key selection criteria outlined in the position description and generally use behavioural interview questions./li>
  • This means that the interview panel will be looking for specific work related examples to demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience.
  • Your responses should be specific and detailed, briefly describing the situation or task, what specific action you took, and the result.
  • The panel will understand that it can be difficult in an interview situation to always remember the perfect example when answering a behavioural based question.
  • Take your time to answer the questions and utilise any notes or your resume to assist you.

Source: Alfred Hospital, 2014