Job interview coming up? Concentrate your interview preparation on these 3 things, and you’ll make a great impression on the day…
Got a big interview coming up?
Use these easy to follow practical tips and advice to ensure you have the perfect preparation.
Does this sound familiar?
You can't believe you have landed an interview for the job you really want. Not that it came at all easy. You've worked hard to get where you are today and even paid to have your resume professionally written. The interview starts off well and you are sure that this is the perfect job for you. But then... it happens.
A question throws you off balance and you are lost for words. You just can't recover. You hear yourself talking but you know from their expression that its not what they want to hear. You feel panic rising in your chest and mentally give up, knowing you have blown the opportunity.
Don't despair - we have all been there. The good news is you can ensure this doesn't happen at your next interview if you take a little time out for some preparation in 3 key areas.
1 INTERVIEW FORMATS
One on one, panel, videos, assessment centres, Skype, conference calls, psychometric... You need to understand what you are up against
2 INTERVIEW QUESTIONS
Practice common interview questions, behavioural techniques, your elevator pitch and what you should be asking them on the day.
3 INTERVIEW PREP
Leave nothing to chance. Research the company and your interviewers, bring the right props and look polished and professional.
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Interview Advice Articles
Our interview advice covers all you need to know, and none of the stuff you don't! We will show you how to respond to the dreaded "tell me about yourself", plus all the other types of questions you are likely to face such as your greatest weakness, your greatest strength and those tricky little behavioural ones too.
We'll also take you through preparing for interviews and how to handle different methods such as telephone based, panels and assessment centres. There's plenty more to discover on each of these topics plus we will be adding more content every week.
July 20, 2020
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July 1, 2020
If you are worried about performing well in your video interview here is some good news – most people don’t prepare and just ‘wing it.’ So, if you follow this tried and tested advice, you are going to naturally outperform your competition.
April 18, 2020
Looking for some phone interview tips? Here’s 26 of them guiding you through what to do before, during and after so you can make it through to the second round.
April 15, 2020
There are few things in life we can rely on, but these common questions will very likely come up at your next interview. Find out what they are and how to prepare for them now.
February 24, 2020
Has ‘tell me about yourself’ thrown you into a state of panic at interviews? Here’s how to nail this question and even look forward to it
February 5, 2020
We have all been there. The interview seems to be going really well and then it happens – “so, do you have any questions for us?” – and the panic rises within you.
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