For Officer, the interview is a little bit different to ratings interviews & will include the following aspects:
The Sift interview covers 3 main areas, Communications, Leadership & Motivation. They are not expecting the "finished article" but the more preparation you do, the sooner you will attend AIB because you are a stunningly well versed individual, smartly dressed (jacket & tie or equivalent), shiny shoes, prompt, attentive, etc.
The areas covered break down as follows and the 100% "Ideal candidate" will posses all of the following qualities (very few tick all the boxes, rest assured):
Positive body language
Good Power of expression
Good eye contact
Able to articulate sentences clearly
Demonstrates can lead team to success/achieve positive results
Capable of Planning ahead
Learnt from mistakes/experience
Good level of commitment to team
Good examples of leadership/taking charge/organisation skills and
likewise from school, university, part-time work, clubs, societies etc.
Teamplayer and team leader.
Trusted & responsible
Good level of Fitness.
Sound, logical reasons for joining RN/RM
Well thought out career choices
Good awareness of RN/RM; branch; terms and conditions; training pipeline
Reasons for joining RN/RM.
Length of interest.
Knowledge/Preparation for RN/RM.