Interview skills

What is an assessment centre?

Mon, 06/02/2012 - 14:34 -- nick

These days many organisations use assessment centres to select the right people for their job vacancies. If you are looking for a job it is more than likely that at some stage you will have to participate in such a process in order to get the position you want. People often find the experience quite uncomfortable at first so it useful to prepare as much as you can.

How do I prepare for a job interview? With Audio

Mon, 06/02/2012 - 14:32 -- nick

Fail to plan, plan to fail. You are certain to be asked specific questions about your potential employer, so make sure you’ve done your homework on things like their last year's profits and latest product launches. Nothing is as disappointing as when a candidate oozes enthusiasm and then doesn’t even know the most basic facts and figures about a company.

How can I calm my job interview nerves? With Audio

Mon, 06/02/2012 - 14:29 -- nick

Most people dread job interviews, but by approaching them in the right way and taking note of a few key things, you can make sure you don't freeze on the big day.

Being prepared is one way of making sure there are no nasty surprises. Find out about the company's vision, products, culture and the kind of people who work there. Then use that information along with the job description to provide examples of why you’re a suitable candidate.

How do I prepare an interview presentation?

Mon, 06/02/2012 - 14:25 -- nick

It’s not unusual when recruiting for senior roles, or where presentations are going to be part of the job, to ask candidates to make a presentation as part of their interview. This is an excellent opportunity to show your potential employers what you can do, away from the formal interview question and answers procedure.

How will a second job interview differ from the first?

Mon, 06/02/2012 - 14:22 -- nick

Once you’ve reached the second interview stage, it can be tempting to think you’re almost there and that the job’s there for the taking. It is, but there’s still a lot of work to do. Prepare as well for the second interview as you did for the first. Think about what it is about you that makes them want to consider you for the job.



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