Job Interview Preparations

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Make your answers shine

You may have heard of the Star technique, but what is it and how can you use it to perfect your interview answers? If you’ve got a competency-based, the technique will be especially helpful. Here, we look at what’s behind the method, with some real-life examples.

Answering the million-dollar question

Some interview questions you just can’t avoid. “Why do you want to work here?” is one of them. Find out how to make sure you have your answer perfected with some clear and practical advice.

A checklist for every interview

From preparing what you’ll wear to making sure you improve after each interview, here is a simple step-by-step guide for all your interviews.

Beat the first-impression bias

If hiring managers make a decision in the first 90 seconds of meeting, how can you stop biases working against you? Clare Whitmell shares her insights.

Your interview with the chief executive

As you climb the career ladder – or perhaps if you’re joining a smaller organisation – interviews with the chief executive become more common. Find out what they really want to know, and how you can show you’ve got what it takes, before you start preparing.

Finish on a high with great questions

At the end of most interviews, the tables turn and you’re asked if you have any questions. This gives you a chance to show you’re on-the-ball, inquisitive, have done your research and are serious about the role. Here are four essential points to consider.

De-stress your interviews

We are often told to relax when it comes to job interviews, which is easier said than done. But a little preparation beforehand can help to make yourself feel less stressed.

Mock interviews make perfect preparation

It may be age-old advice, but it still rings true with interviews. Here’s some tips on how to do a practice interview, even if you don’t have an interviewer.

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