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If you have been invited to a job interview, congratulations! This means your CV or application form was successful and your potential new employer wants to find out more about you.
With thanks to CareerPlayer - your online career video library.
Here are some steps to increase your chances of interview success.
Skype, shortlister and other software have made video interviews a popular tool for employers. They can be used as part of an initial screening process for graduate training schemes, or replace a telephone or face to face interview entirely. This is particularly true if you are interviewing for a job based in a different country. Apart from the fact that the majority of people don’t like being filmed, there are many advantages for candidates such as no need to factor in travel and the associated costs, and it can be done at a convenient time.
Here are some tips:
If you have been asked to video yourself answering interview questions, here's a website that gives some good examples of how to do it well.
Sample video interviews
This video explains how to show yourself at your best, giving tips on the best location, lighting, sound and appearance.
Book your guidance interview (requires Solent Online Learning login)
Prior to your mock interview, either hand the following information in to our desk in the Mountbatten Library or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, ensuring that you mark the email for the attention of the Careers Adviser who will be interviewing you:
Prepare as you would for a real interview. Turn up on time for your mock interview wearing interview-appropriate clothes. The "interviewer" will launch straight into the mock interview. You will receive constructive feedback – both on your strengths and areas for improvement.
This video from Ted.com discusses how important non-verbal communication is.
Mock interviews are assessed as part of the CV and Career Building Curriculum Plus unit.
The person providing the mock interview may be Solent Futures staff but you may also be interviewed by other members of staff from the University who have an interest in this type of activity. You will receive a written summary of your performance highlighting your strengths and areas for development.
Watch a video illustrating a competency based interview with Enterprise Rent a Car (Requires Solent login details.)
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