How can you choose to be something you've never heard of

The practice run

1 Hour

1 hour

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Outcomes

 

In this final module, we’ll be taking you through the steps to help you excel at an interview.

In this module you will learn:

  • How to make a great first impression

  • How to answer more challenging interview questions

  • What to do if it all goes wrong! (Don’t worry, we’ve all been there)

 
 
 

 

Learning activities

1. Question time

In this activity you’ll pick one question to practice your interview technique with. This should be a question that is challenging to answer. Select your question from the list below:

  1. Describe a successful team project you have worked on. What was your contribution?


  2. Tell us what skills are most important in this role?


  3. Give an example of a project you're proud of that showcases your technical skill for the role.


  4. Tell us about a time when you learnt a skill that would help you in this role. Who helped you and what did you learn?


  5. Have you ever presented to an audience? Tell us what talked about and what you learned.


  6. Give an example of a project you're proud of that took all of your problem solving skills to be successful.


  7. How do you stay positive when dealing with challenges?


  8. Where do you see yourself in 5 years and what would you need from us to get there?


  9. Think of a time when you led a team. What skills helped you lead effectively?


Practice answering this question to a camera, and when you’re happy with your response, upload your video and assess your performance. (Don’t worry, we won’t share this with anyone!)

Practical stuff to remember when recording your video

Start by making sure that you have the following things in place to make a great recording. You should have:

  • A quiet space to record your video without interruption of background noise

  • A plain/smart background

  • Look smart - this is a practice interview, so dress as if it we’re the real thing

  • A laptop/computer/phone that records good quality sound and video

  • Record your video in landscape orientation and ideally get someone else to record you or use a stand so you're not holding the device.

When you’re ready to complete this final activity, click start below.

 

 

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