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Strength-based interviews – an insider perspective.

I’ve blogged on the changing nature of interviews – video, strength-based etc – in the past. Now my colleague, Rebecca, shares her insights and advice after observing strength-based interviews in action with the IT employer FDM group. Read on to find … Continue reading

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Interview coming up? Be positive about some negative preparation!

“The true positive thinker acknowledges potential and existing negative circumstances and reactions, and engineers a plan to overcome them, to achieve positive results.” Although the above statement and steps below (freely adapted from an article by Dan Kennedy) were written for salespeople, … Continue reading

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Interviews are changing…find out how…

We’re into interview season for a variety of internships and graduate jobs – so time to get up to speed with some of the changes in interview practice. Whilst the principle of preparing for interviews will always be the same: … Continue reading

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Boost your confidence at Interviews

Got an interview coming up for summer work or graduate internship? Feeling nervous? (very normal then!) Reading the tips from a recent Guardian Careers article may just give you the boost you need. From using breathing techniques to stay calm, to … Continue reading

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Top 5 Interview Tips – #2 Might Surprise You!

For those who didn’t make it to the PPLS Career Conversation on Interviews in November – the session is very neatly summarised below by my colleague Lindsey, with graphics by Mark – thank you both! 1) Be Prepared You’ve heard … Continue reading

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Your ‘interview face’…..

….aka your ‘game face’! We’re all multifaceted creatures, and have different facets or faces we show to the world in different situations. So when you’re next invited to  an interview, make sure this is the ‘face’ you show them, rather than … Continue reading

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Interviews – practice your STAR qualities – in front of the mirror!

Interview season  – as well as the Festive Season – is upon us if you’ve applied for graduate schemes and internships, and is of course on-going for many of you looking for part time work and after graduation. I’ve previously blogged on being … Continue reading

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