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Lunchtime Sessions - February 2011 - Interview Tips
 

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Quick tips to help you perform well at interview.

Quick tips to help you perform well at interview.

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  • Successful interview tips Career Development Centre
  • Objectives
    • This session will provide:
    • Knowledge on how to prepare for job interviews
    • Helpful tips for success
  • The interview is a sales pitch
    • You need to convince the employer that:
    • You can do the job
    • You want to do the job
    • You will fit into the organisation
    • Preparation!
    • Preparation!
    • Preparation!
  • Preparation!
    • Know yourself:
    • Re-read your application form
    • Identify your strengths and weaknesses
    • Why do you want the job?
  • Preparation!
    • The organisation and the sector
    • Why do you want to work for the organisation?
    • What does the organisation do?
    • What’s happening within the sector right now?
  • Preparation!
    • The job
    • What skills are required?
    • Think of examples from University, work and interests which demonstrate these skills
    • Find out the format of the interview
    • What questions are likely to be asked?
    • Prepare and rehearse answers
  • Employer’s perspective Simon Reichwald - CEO Graduate Success http://mycareer.wmin.ac.uk/video/r1610.html
  • On the day
    • First impressions
    • Dress
    • Arrive on time
    • Plan what you need to take
    • Greeting
    • Body language
  • The interview
    • Body language
    • Answering questions
      • use CAR (context, action, result)
    • Asking questions
  • Further information and guidance
    • Career Development Centre services:
    • 20-minute quick queries:
    • CV, covering letter, application form advice
    • 45-minute individual guidance interviews:
    • detailed career guidance, mock interviews
    • Resources:
    • CV Guide
    • Videos and DVDs
    • Free sector-specific and general careers publications
  • Contact us
    • Harrow
    • Room EG.16
    • Maria Hewlett Building
    • Nearest tube: Northwick Park
    Central London 1 st Floor Cavendish House 101 New Cavendish Street London, W1W 6XH T: 020 7911 5184 E: [email_address] www.westminster.ac.uk/careers
  • In summary
    • Prepare your answers
    • Plan the logistics
    • Demonstrate what you can do
    • Prepare your questions