How to perform well at interview
Sarah Burnett gives some tips on how to shine
- By: Sarah Burnett
If your curriculum vitae has impressed the selectors1 the day will come when you have to attend for interview. The principles are not so different from those for the interviews you may have had to get into medical school, but for a job, your skills should be infinitely more sophisticated. Some people are born performers and relish the chance to show off their personal presentation skills, but for most the interview is at best intimidating and at worst terrifying. The best way both to deal with the anxiety and to improve your performance on the day is to be properly prepared.
Allow plenty of time to get to the interview, leaving time to calm down and freshen up. Practise the route if necessary. Before you enter the interview room switch off or set your mobile phone, pager, and watch so that they don't beep. If you have some time to