Making a good impression during an interview can lead to the next step in your career. But how can you do this? Preparation before interview is essential. The practical steps below are aimed at those of you who have little or no interview experience to individuals who regularly market themselves…>
Focus on the 3 p’s For many job seekers, the mere thought of interviews can render you with sweaty palms and sleepless nights. From what to wear to what questions might be asked, there’s plenty to get in a panic about. Whilst there’s no ‘magic guide’ to being amazing at…>
These ‘Top 10 Tips’ were sent in by recruitment professionals working in UK Higher Education. Their advice could mean the difference between your application being noticed…or thrown in the bin!
We’ve all been in the position of the early-career interviewee, nervously looking across the table at a number of academics who seem accomplished and established in their careers. But what about the interviewers on such occasions? This article examines what some of their main concerns might be when interviewing early…>
Everyone knows that there are a number of interview killer questions that can stop an interviewee dead in their tracks. These can be both general, and ones that relate specifically to the academic environment. Here are a few pointers to get you started.
Competency questions are those which focus on particular behaviours or skills you will need to demonstrate in the role. These are usually clearly identified in the person specification and job advert.
There are few interview questions that strike fear into the heart of an interviewee as much as the dreaded “why did you leave your last job”? Whether you were fired because of incompetence or had a boss that made Cruella de Vil look like a sweetheart, the only job that…>
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…>
This article develops the key themes outlined in the earlier article How To Be More Than Competent In Competency Based Interviews by examining specific competency questions in more detail. It will help you prepare for follow-up questions and analyse your previous experience so that you can match your experience and skills…>
What are competency-based interviews? Competency-based interviews use questions which aim to find out how you have used specific skills in your previous experience and how you approach problems, tasks and challenges. Also called behavioural or situational questions, they are often used in first interviews. These interviews are based on the…>