I have been to loads of interviews this year...
In fact I have been to more interviews in the past 7 months, than I have in my lifetime!
Unfortunately, despite going to quite a few interviews, I have been rejected and the reasoning has not been great!
Now, I have a good opportunity to get a potential life changing job. Thing is, I want to hear some top tips that WILL get me the job once and for all.
I am more confident than I was last year, just need some good advice and tips
Top tips for a placement interview Watch
- Thread Starter
- 05-07-2014 01:38
- 05-07-2014 10:00
What feedback have you been given from the interviews? Sometimes generic, but it's a place to start.
Is this like a sandwich course placement or? because I generally got the feeling that there's always going to be a handful of perfectly suitable candidates academically [nobody has relevant experience], and reasons they pick who they pick are more for things like how well they will fit in to the environment because there's little else to distinguish. Hobbies and work/life balance, how you deal with situations..
The working environment can be quite different depending on what background you're in. I'm in chemistry, and you spend a couple of years with lots of fine glassware ultimately making half a gram of something. The placement I got has absolutely no relevance to that, I use spanners and palette knives rather than spatulas; I mix things in large tin cans; the scale is far greater. I showed a willingness to that, and i'm fairly sure the fact I could drive was a big selling point.
Have you done any mock interviews with careers service or someone? I find they're not the greatest, if you're in a technical sector, but they cover the soft skills part well - which might just be where you're losing out.
Confidence is awesome. You need to walk in there feeling like it's in the bag.