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Mock Interview at Imperial tomorrow... Shaking hands, or not?! watch

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    So I've got a mock interview at Imperial tomorrow and was wondering... When I walk in, should I offer my hand and say hello first (to show initiative) or stand in the corner and wait for them to make the first move...?

    Also, does anybody have any specific ICL interview experience?
    What can I expect..?

    tbh, I love hard interviews... fun fun fun!
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    Don't think they will give a ****.
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    If it's anything like Oxbridge, you'll probably have to wait outside a room. They'll open the door and fetch you - just smile and look approachable (open body language) and glance down. I doubt they'll bother; very few of the people I've spoken to had their hands shaken at their real interview, and even then it was only at the end. :p:
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    I think they'll see a good handshake as a sign of confidence, so there's no reason not to. Just make sure it's not a pathetic handshake. A firm handshake instills confidence in the interviewee as well as the interviewer. And no sweaty palms =]
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    Whats a mock interview?

    Like i had at school a practice with other teachers and stuff, but never at a uni?
    Anyway its up to you I would go and shake there hand.

    At my imperial interview it was a group talk and individual interviews.

    We chatted about london, I talked about where I had been in my weekend down, he said he hated london etc.

    He gave me a maths question and a physics question, both were quite difficult. Got the maths one without help but needed a little help halfway through the physics one.

    But then this was a real interview, not a mock one..
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    The way it works is that at the start of the interview you should wait for them to proffer their hand. If they do, shake it and at the end of the interview offer your hand. I read that in a book about professional interviewing somewhere.
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    I would shake hands. I did this at the end of a university interview earlier this year (not for medicine) and the interviewer seemed sort of taken aback (due to the informality of the whole interview, I guess) but nevertheless it leaves a good impression imo. Is this for that PotMed thing? Good luck - I wish I was doing it.
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    (Original post by adamrules247)
    The way it works is that at the start of the interview you should wait for them to proffer their hand. If they do, shake it and at the end of the interview offer your hand. I read that in a book about professional interviewing somewhere.
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    it really makes you wonder how people got into university before TSR...
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    Wait. Hang on... You can actually do a mock interview at uni?

    Doesn't that , just, but I mean, isn't it, defy the object of, wouldn't that just...

    Say whaaaaaaaaaaaaaa?
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    As others have said, wait for a hand to be offered at the start, off yours at the end. With regards firmness have a quick look at the interviewers hands. If their fingers are straight then go for a firm shake; if not then be more gentle in case they're arthritic. Nothing kills an interviewers opinion of you more than causing them pain.
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    you made a thread about this?.. seriously?..
 
 
 
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