If you’ve been invited to an interview or assessment centre, that’s a great achievement in itself. To get to this stage you’ve already convinced the employer that you’re capable of doing the job with your excellent application, now you just need to impress them in person.
The employer can see that you meet the job specification; by meeting you face-to-face they want to find out if you’d be a good fit for their organisation and the job itself. You’ll want to showcase your best self at the next stage of the process.
Most people already have the transferable skills needed to succeed in their early career. The key is to identify and demonstrate these qualities at application stage so you are able to present yourself well. Breathing, smiling and taking your time when answering questions,will help to keep your answers clear and concise. It’s also important to remember that an interview is a two way process, so be confident and ask thoughtful questions.
Claire Burhouse, Student Recruitment Manager, PwC
We can help you prepare for graduate assessment centre exercises and give you tips on how to answer graduate interview questions, so you’re more comfortable with the recruitment process. We can also help you get ready for student or part-time job interviews. Practising your interview skills before the real interview can increase your confidence.
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The day went well! It seemed really competitive. I feel I've done well and my three assessments went smoothly. Thanks so much for the two mock interviews. Our preparation definitely paid off!
Lesley Dugan, BA (Hons) Sociology and Social Policy.