How To Get Hired As A Compositor – Part 6: Nail Your Interview

πŸ”’ In this 8-part guide, I will take you through best practices for every step of the journey to getting hired as a compositor. ➜ Part 6 is about what to do before, during, and after the interview to maximise your chances of being offered the job…

How To Get Hired As A Compositor – Part 6: Nail Your Interview

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In this 8-part guide, I will take you through best practices for every step of the journey to getting hired as a compositor. ➜ Part 6 is about what to do before, during, and after the interview to maximise your chances of being offered the job.

You can find the previous parts of the guide here:

Part 1: Set Powerful Goals

Part 2: Build A Strong Network

Part 3: Create A Spectacular Showreel

Part 4: Write An Impressive CV

Part 5: Write An Outstanding Job Application

Why You Should Level Up Your Interview Skills

What you research, how you prepare, and the way you come across during the interview directly affect your chances of being offered the position.

As you will remember from Part 5 of this guide, recruiters are looking for two things:

  1. Do you meet their criteria? That is, do you match the requirements for the role and are you a good fit for the team?



  2. Do you stand out among the other applicants? Do you have an edge over candidates with similar qualifications?

The interview is your chance to clearly demonstrate that you satisfy both of the above.

Research & Preparation

The better you research and prepare ahead of the interview, the better your chances are of standing out.

Confirm The Interview Details

Start off with the basics. Confirm that you have all the correct details for the interview:

  • The full name(s) of the interviewer(s).


  • The date and time (and time zone, if applicable).


  • The address, if meeting in person.


  • The video meeting link, and password (if applicable).


  • The phone number, for example if you are connecting into a conference call.


  • Any other specific instructions given to you about the interview.

Learn About The Interviewer(s)

Research the interviewer(s) ahead of the interview. Remember, they are people just like you, with their own lives and interests.