How to Succeed at Interviews

Being offered an interview is exciting but needs some preparation which many candidates overlook.

This course will prepare you for the interview and you will learn techniques of answering questions and make a very good impression for eventually get the job.

Who Will Benefit From This Course

  • Anyone looking for job

Duration of Course

  • 8 hours

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, you will be to:

  • Improve your chances of success in getting a job
  • Apply best practice techniques to enable you to tackle interviews for jobs
  • Identify what recruiters are looking for by researching an organisation or institution thoroughly, and identifying what skills and attributes recruiters might be looking for
  • Identify what questions you may be asked at interview, and how to approach answering different types of interview questions
  • Develop a better understanding of your strengths, skills and key selling points to tackle interviews with confidence
  • Develop an understanding of different types of interviews, from telephone and video interviews, to non-standard interviews, and how to tackle them

Course Outline

  • Getting ready for the day

Being invited to interview can bring about feelings of both happiness and apprehension for many people.

  • Thorough preparation does work

The key to a good interview is proper preparation. This section gives you handy hints to get you thinking about yourself and the recruiter in more depth, and how to anticipate the topics you might be asked about at interview.

  • Creating a positive impression

First impressions are formed from how you look as well as how you sound, so in this activity we’re going to look at setting the right tone. There’s more to it than just wearing a nice suit, as we’ll find out.

  • Getting to grips with interview questions

The questions interviewers ask come in many different forms. We’ll now look at the different types of questions and give you strategies to deal with them, along with a chance to practise some answers.

  • Closing stages

Ending the interview on a high involves asking intelligent questions. This can be harder than it sounds, so in this activity we’ll run through some questions and what to do when the interview’s over.

  • Successful telephone and video interviews

Technology means interviews often take place by phone or video. In this section we’ll look at top tips for handling interviews when you and the selector aren’t in the same room at the same time.

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