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Excel at Graduate Interviews

How to Make the Best Impression with Recruiters

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 176
Series:

Career Skills

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20 April 2016

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This practical guide is packed with targeted guidance on navigating each aspect of the interview process, from planning for an interview to creating a strong first impression, so that students can approach interviews with...

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This practical guide is packed with targeted guidance on navigating each aspect of the interview process, from planning for an interview to creating a strong first impression, so that students can approach interviews with confidence. It shows students how to identify their skills and how best to communicate these to employers through hands-on activities which encourage students to practise crafting answers to common questions and create strategies for dealing with difficult ones. It also features a chapter dedicated to telephone, video and Skype interviews, complete with sample questions and preparation checklists. Insights from recruiters and real-life experiences of other candidates demonstrate the dos and don’ts at different stages of the process.

This book is ideal for use on personal development and career planning modules, and also for use by students or graduates as a standalone career planning resource.

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  • Covers all the main types of interview question, including competency-based questions, technical questions and situational judgement questions
  • Shows students how to answer interview questions using the STAR technique to develop their answers, with examples of good, structured responses
  • Provides guidance on conquering interview nerves, interviewing for different roles and dealing with rejection
  • Features authentic examples, hands-on exercises and insights from recruiters and applicants in every chapter

1. Introduction
2. Preparing for the Interview
3. First Impressions
4. Types of Interview Question
5. How to STAR at Competency Questions
6. Types of Interview
7. Interviews for Different Roles
8. Telephone, Skype and Video Interviews
9. The End of the Interview and Afterwards
10. Try a Practice Interview.

Students using Excel at Graduate Interviews have free access to additional exercises, tips and model answers to interview questions.

Access the student resources here: https://www.macmillanihe.com/companion/palgrave-career-skills/resources/Excel-at-Graduate-Interviews/

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Bruce Woodcock is a university careers adviser with 30 years' experience helping both students and graduates. Over the course of his career he has developed ground-breaking careers materials including one of the most widely used graduate careers websites in the UK, which receives over 6 million visitors a year. He is currently a Careers Adviser at the University of Kent, UK.

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Bruce Woodcock is a university careers adviser with 30 years' experience helping both students and graduates. Over the course of his career he has developed ground-breaking careers materials including one of the most widely used graduate careers websites in the UK, which receives over 6 million visitors a year. He is currently a Careers Adviser at the University of Kent, UK.

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