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Winning at Interviews

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Careers adviser presentation, November 2014

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Winning at Interviews

  1. 1. Careers & Employability Centre Winning at Interviews
  2. 2. Types of interview • 1 to 1 • Panel • Phone • Skype • Assessment centre • Case study • Technical
  3. 3. Types of question Can you do the job? Ideal Candidate Will you do the job? Will you fit in? Are you eligible?
  4. 4. Types of question • Biographical • Motivation • Competency • Situational • Self awareness • ‘Random’ • Technical • Strengths-based
  5. 5. Biographical Are you eligible? • Traditional approach • Know your CV/application thoroughly • Prepare your story • USPs • Gaps and blips
  6. 6. Competency Can you do the job? • Research = no nasty surprises • ‘Tell us about a time when/give us an example of…’ • Examples can come from anywhere in your life • Develop your competency grid
  7. 7. STAR • Situation • Task • Actions • Results Can you do the job?
  8. 8. Non-verbal behaviour Will you fit in? • Dress • Tone of voice • Body posture • Eye contact • Breathe!
  9. 9. Your questions • Have several prepared: • Career development • Working conditions • Training • Don’t be afraid to ask during the interview • Don’t be silent if they’ve already been covered

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