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    Hi,

    I have been invited to a second interview and am competing against another candidate.

    Thing is, I have not done well in the past at final rounds even when I am competing against another candidate.

    I want to create a thread where not only me - but other people can benefit from tips/advice on acing job interviews.

    For starters, what should I not say or ask or discuss at interviews?
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    Im not sure about what not to say, but I know that employers want certain skills, which they usually outline in the job application, so you can refer to that when asked questions like `why should we choose you` and `what can you bring to this company` e.g. if they say they want someone who is able to work under pressure, refer to previous examples, either work experience or school projects where you have proved this. You learn skills at any job, even in retail or at a supermarket. E.g. you can say that around christmas time and during sales, you have shown you can work under pressure as the shop is busier and you have more customers to deal with.
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    (Original post by Mav455)
    Im not sure about what not to say, but I know that employers want certain skills, which they usually outline in the job application, so you can refer to that when asked questions like `why should we choose you` and `what can you bring to this company` e.g. if they say they want someone who is able to work under pressure, refer to previous examples, either work experience or school projects where you have proved this. You learn skills at any job, even in retail or at a supermarket. E.g. you can say that around christmas time and during sales, you have shown you can work under pressure as the shop is busier and you have more customers to deal with.
    Thanks for your response.

    I have been looking on the web for answers to good interview questions and still looking for some tips/advice.

    From experience, I prefer interviews that involve some sort of presentation. I feel that this is the best way to show your confidence, as people can bull**** and bluff this trait to an employer. You can't bluff presentations, but hey - that's just my opinion. The world doesn't go round me
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    Your not going to find good answers for interview questions because each person has their own unique job experiences, skills and evidence of these skills.

    I guess what you meant to say was that you were looking for answer templates or examples.


    Also when it comes to interviews, retail especially, I believe employers pay attention more to how you're speaking and how sociable you are rather than whether you're speaking the truth.
 
 
 
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