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CV Writing. Interviewers will often have these documents and ask you about them. CV Tip!. Prepare by having a quick read-through. Handling Questions. Predict and prepare for questions Try not to answer ‘I don’t know’. Handling Questions. Run through basic questions with friends and family

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Cv writing
CV Writing

  • Interviewers will often have these documents and ask you about them


Cv tip
CV Tip!

  • Prepare by having a quick read-through


Handling questions
Handling Questions

  • Predict and prepare for questions

  • Try not to answer ‘I don’t know’


Handling questions1
Handling Questions

  • Run through basic questions with friends and family

  • Avoid ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ answers


How long do you speak for
How long do you speak for?

  • don’t be too brief; give enough detail to be convincing


The two minute rule
The Two Minute Rule

don’t speak for longer than two minutes in response to a question.


Asking questions back
Asking questions back

  • Always try to ask something back


Asking questions back1
Asking questions back

  • Use the opportunity to learn more about responsibilities at a new job, any unknown elements of a course etc.


Interview blunders
Interview Blunders

  • Candidate answered cell phone and asked the interviewer to leave her own office because it was a "private" conversation.

  • Candidate flushed the toilet while talking to the interviewer during a phone interview




Getting there
Getting there "people person," not a "numbers person."

  • Do not trust public transport.

  • Aim to arrive on site 20 mins before expected.


Getting there1
Getting there "people person," not a "numbers person."

  • Walk in 10 mins early.

  • Call to double check time/date/place/parking and that the post has not been filled the day before.


How to give the right signals
How to give the right signals "people person," not a "numbers person."

  • Face

  • Eyes

  • Hands

  • Posture


Other behaviour
Other Behaviour "people person," not a "numbers person."

  • Sitting

  • Language

  • Drinking

  • Smoking


Dress code
Dress Code "people person," not a "numbers person."

  • Be conservative in your appearance.

  • Wear something that is comfortable.


Dress code1
Dress Code "people person," not a "numbers person."

  • Aim for a clean and smart look.

  • Office-wear usually works well.


Basic interview tips do
Basic interview tips "people person," not a "numbers person." Do…

  • think carefully about the impression you want to create

  • consider the image that’s appropriate to organisation


Do "people person," not a "numbers person."

  • choose an outfit you’re comfortable in

  • take relevant information with you


Do… "people person," not a "numbers person."

  • report to reception in good time - give yourself a few minutes to gather yourself


Basic interview tips don t
Basic interview tips "people person," not a "numbers person." Don’t

  • stay up to late the night before

  • overdo the curry, garlic or alcohol


Don t
Don’t… "people person," not a "numbers person."

  • grab the first outfit in the wardrobe

  • have a last minute cigarette on arrival

  • leave your mobile phone on


Remember
Remember "people person," not a "numbers person."

  • They are meeting you for the first time

  • Make a good impression


Remember1
Remember "people person," not a "numbers person."

  • Be yourself

  • Smile


Activity
Activity "people person," not a "numbers person."

  • Get into pairs/threes

  • Role-play an interview


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