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Pass Any Interview: Introduction

How to Prepare for an Interview: Introduction It's a known fact that it's not enough just to be a good at what you do. You also need to know how to effectively present and “sell” yourself. However, not everyone knows how to do this well. In this book I'll explain..

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Pass Any Interview: Tip1

How to Prepare for an Interview: Research the company where you are applying for the role Start by going to the company’s main website. If you don’t have the website address use a search engine like Google to find the address by entering the name of the company and its..

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Pass Any Interview: Tip2

How to Prepare for an Interview: Familiarise yourself with the job description Slowly read the job description from the beginning to the end, highlighting all words you are not familiar with and all phrases that you don’t understand. Perform a Google web search on all the new words and all..

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Pass Any Interview: Tip3

How to Prepare for an Interview: Do research on people who will be interviewing you   It's very important to know who will be interviewing you. Knowing what their position in the company is can help you to anticipate the kind of questions they will ask and what elements of..

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Pass Any Interview: Tip4

How to Prepare for an Interview: Prepare examples from your personal experience The best answer to any question during a job interview is an answer that is backed up with examples from your personal experience. This is especially true when you are asked questions about difficult or awkward situations, such..

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Pass Any Interview: Tip5

How to Prepare for an Interview: Think of some questions you can ask your interviewer   Show interviewers that you are interested by asking about what you read on the company’s website. For example, you could ask them about the company's plans for the future or whom they see as..

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Pass Any Interview: Tip6

How to Prepare for an Interview: The day before the interview, refresh your memory It's best to do items 1-5 above around 2-3 days before the interview. This gives all the new information time to settle in your mind. The day before the job interview, read all the notes that..

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Pass Any Interview: Tip7

How to Prepare for an Interview: Relax and get some rest before the interview After you finish the preparation, put all the materials and notes away and try not to think about the interview for at least 3-4 hours before going to sleep. You've done all of the preparation already..

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Pass Any Interview: Tip8

How to behave during the interview   > Before meeting the interviewer remember to turn your mobile phone off. Make sure that the vibration is turned off too, as this is often loud enough to create a disturbance. > It's very important to begin the meeting with a firm handshake...

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Pass Any Interview: Tip9

How to answer questions at the interview   Try to answer questions using only positive language and avoid negative words such as: problems, conflict, disappointment etc. Also, try to avoid saying the word “not” too many times. If you use this word too often it can indicate the presence of..

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Pass Any Interview: Tip10

Mind your body language   Remember that many employers not only know about body language, but also place as much importance on this as they do on the content of your answers. The main indicators of someone being nervous or trying to disguise something are: suddenly changing your seating position..

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Pass Any Interview: Tip11

Some techniques that will help you to calm down and concentrate If you feel that you are too nervous, it is better not to take any medication as this can affect your thought process. It is better to memorise a few relaxation techniques: a) Breathing When we are nervous our..

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Pass Any Interview: Tip12

What to wear Regardless of the position you are applying for, you should always try to wear smart clothes and look neat and tidy. A dark suit with a white shirt and polished clean shoes will never let you down. It’s very important to look neat and smart as in..

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Pass Any Interview: Tip13

Ace the telephone interview The goal of telephone interviews is normally to hear the speech of candidates, especially if one of the main duties of the role is to communicate with new or potential clients over the phone. If your interview is with a company where they are looking for..

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Pass Any Interview: Tip14

Improve your CV The very first thing that employers see is your CV. Therefore, it is very important for it to be easy to read, logically structured and for it to contain the most important information about your skills and experience. You can find free CV templates online. Simply Google..

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Interview Questions and Answers

Examples of questions and answers at job interviews   Tell me about yourself Think in advance about what you will say when asked this question. Your story should be fairly short but filled with relevant information. Tell the interviewer where you studied, how you chose your profession, where you worked..

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