Getting that job: Preparing for interview
In the second part of our series about getting the job you want, Anita Houghton explains how to research and prepare for interview
- By: Anita Houghton
Job interviews and oral exams differ little. They both assess your capabilities and knowledge and allow examiners or interviewers to decide if you are suitable for joining their particular club. The big difference, of course, is that although examiners have the option of passing everyone, interviewers have to select. So, if one scenario requires special effort, it is the interview. In this article, I consider the stage after shortlisting and before interviews, which is probably the most important and possibly the most neglected stage.
How often have you heard people say these kinds of things?
Although these thoughts and sentiments are common, they are not useful.
When a job is advertised the people offering the job are usually required to state clearly what they want in the person specification. The deal is that if you satisfy the essential requirements, then you are eligible for shortlisting. If too many candidates come