5.2 Interview Techniques


The interview is the final hurdle most people have to cross in getting a job. Some colleges and education programmes also require interviews. Being chosen for an interview means someone is interested in your skills, knowledge and experience. However, a great application or CV can quickly find its way into the bin if you do not come across well in an interview. You now must become a sales person. The interviewer is the buyer. They want to see if your talents meet their needs for the job. Sell yourself!

The interview is when you want to tell the employer or admissions representative about your strengths, skills, education, and work experience. Knowing yourself – positively selling your strong points – is what is going to get you the job or admission to the college.

The easiest way to learn something is to break it down into parts. The interview process has five distinct parts.

a) Before the interview
b) Start of the interview
c) The interview
d) End of the interview
e) The follow up

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