Interviews can be nerve-racking experiences. Academic job interviews, in particular, can be all-day events which usually involve a panel interview of three or more people and a lecture or presentation to future colleagues.
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You will have at least a few days for preparing for academic interviews, here are ten tips on how to maximise your chances of getting that job! Who are your interviewers? When you receive your letter offering an interview, it will almost certainly give the names of those people on the interview panel. For a…>
Most people dread job interviews. It is perfectly normal to feel pre-interview nerves since there is a lot riding on the outcome. But don’t panic. By following a few simple techniques and preparing properly, you can reduce your stress levels to help you perform to the best of your abilities. Positive thinking Being offered an…>
If you have succeeded in getting to final interview for a professional job in Higher Education, the chances are that you will be asked to deliver a short presentation to the panel. You will usually be given a specific topic to prepare: typically this might be to address a current issue and make recommendations on…>
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Video interviews are used by an increasing number of employers to sift through candidates for internships, graduate schemes and other professional roles. Skype interviews are used as part of the interview process either early on or at a later stage when the interviewee and interviewer(s) are not able to be in the same room. This…>
The purpose of conducting appraisals is to increase an employee’s performance and efficiency – when done well, they should be a positive experience for both the appraiser and the appraisee. They are also intended to increase motivation, ensure that people are kept updated with the latest developments and inform them of the skills they will…>
You’ve applied for an academic job and to your delight, you receive an invitation to an interview. What do you need to know? What should you expect? How can you prepare? What kind of questions will you be asked? The Panel Interviews for academic posts usually involve a panel of three or more. Universities have…>
Application forms are irritating. They ask difficult questions, some of which you may consider impertinent, others just silly. Why do employers use them? While most employers still rely on CVs, large organisations that receive huge numbers of job applications generally prefer to use their own application form. By using these forms they get answers to…>
Succeeding in an internal interview can seem like a breeze. You know the people. You understand the organisation, and you have a successful track record that should speak for itself – right? This can lead to a false sense of security, a lack of proper preparation and underperformance on the day. You need to prepare…>