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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’
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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
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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
When applicant was offered food before the interview he declined, saying that he didn't want to line his stomach with grease before going out drinking.
A candidate for an accounting position said she was a "people person," not a "numbers person."
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getting there
Getting there
  • Do not trust public transport.
  • Aim to arrive on site 20 mins before expected.
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Getting there
  • 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
  • Face
  • Eyes
  • Hands
  • Posture
other behaviour
Other Behaviour
  • Sitting
  • Language
  • Drinking
  • Smoking
dress code
Dress Code
  • Be conservative in your appearance.
  • Wear something that is comfortable.
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Dress Code
  • Aim for a clean and smart look.
  • Office-wear usually works well.
basic interview tips do
Basic interview tipsDo…
  • think carefully about the impression you want to create
  • consider the image that’s appropriate to organisation
  • choose an outfit you’re comfortable in
  • take relevant information with you
  • report to reception in good time - give yourself a few minutes to gather yourself
basic interview tips don t
Basic interview tipsDon’t
  • stay up to late the night before
  • overdo the curry, garlic or alcohol
don t
  • grab the first outfit in the wardrobe
  • have a last minute cigarette on arrival
  • leave your mobile phone on
  • They are meeting you for the first time
  • Make a good impression
  • Be yourself
  • Smile
  • Get into pairs/threes
  • Role-play an interview