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Struggling At Interviews?

Focus on the 3 p'sFor many job seekers the mere thought of an interview can render you with sweaty palms and sleepless nights. From what to wear to what questions might be asked, there's plenty to get in a panic about. Whilst there’s...

Interview question: What’s your biggest weakness?

It’s an old classic and a question that seems to have had plenty of interviewees struggling, but should this question cause so much worry? Well, today we’re going to have a look at the different types of answers and offer some useful...

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Generally, all interview issues are potentially tricky. What makes them less so is having a plan so that you don’t leave yourself open to being caught out.

How can I ensure I make the most of my personal qualities?

This article looks at how to make the most of your personal qualities.

What can I do to prepare for the unpredictable?

To an extent, you can prepare for anything; you may not have a specific answer up your sleeve, but you can have a strategy, even if it’s only to take a breath to organise your thoughts. Not all the questions in this section are...

Interview Tips: The Latest Advice Part III

The final part of our series on successful academic interviews covers general advice. Even if you are well prepared for the presentation and panel interview, sometimes nerves or unexpected events can throw your best laid plans into chaos.

Interview Tips: The Latest Advice Part II

The second article discussing the experiences of a successful interview candidate explores the panel interview.

Interview Tips: The Latest Advice Part I

It is rare that you can ask a successful interview candidate how they got the job, but I have had that privilege and the result is a series of three articles helping you to find out what interview panels are looking for now in...

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Having just been on an interview panel, this article will offer a few words of advice on getting the subtle messages right at interview.

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Consider this. You have just been for an interview for a job that you really want. You wake up the next morning feeling good about your chances of getting the job. You answered all of their questions and you got across all the points...

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Being invited to an assessment centre can be a scary prospect. There are many urban myths about the type of exercises you might face and how the assessors reach their decisions.Although still little used in higher education recruitment,...

Succeeding At Internal Interviews

Being interviewed for a role with your existing organisation can seem like a breeze. You know the people. You understand the organisation. And you have a successful track record that should speak for itself – right?

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To mangle a well-know quotation: ‘universities are funny places; they do things differently there’(1). To an extent, the same principles apply when preparing for any interview, but the following advice will be of particular interest...

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Many people have heard that a large part of what we communicate comes from our body language.. maybe as much as 80%! Follow our tips for interview success and present yourself with gravitas

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The dreaded question “Why should we hire you?” is posed in one guise or another in most job interviews. We spoke to two human resources managers in UK universities to help our readers answer this question effectively.

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Competency-based interviews use questions which aim to find out how you have used specific skills in your previous experience and how you approach problems, tasks and challenges. Also called behavioural or situational questions, they are...

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Employability is not rocket science, it’s common sense. Most of us are able to evidence and demonstrate it. However, as you go through a gruelling job application process, you can easily forget that recruiters are looking to employ a...

Successful Interviews

You’re invited to an interview. First you must get the basics right and abide by the 8 golden rules. They may seem obvious but applicants continually ignore them.

Interviews: Ten questions to consider when you are offered an interview

Ten questions to consider when you are offered an interview.

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