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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.
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.
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, submit the following information:
These can be dropped off to the Solent Futures Centre (RM001) or emailed to email@example.com.
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.
Watch a video illustrating a competency based interview with Enterprise Rent a Car (Requires Solent login details.)
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