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Interview Answers

Interview Answers

There are a few important considerations Listen to the question: Too many interviewees rush to answer the question before the interviewer has finished asking it. Listen, pause and gather your thoughts, then answer!

Don’t be afraid to seek clarification: If you are unsure what is being asked, then clarify. Most interviewers won’t have a problem doing this

Stick to the topic: Quite simply, answer the question. Don’t go off on a tangent, this can frustrate the interviewer and result in negative scoring

Remain focused on the job spec/employer needs: It’s important to focus on the job at hand, this ensures you are offering up relevant information from your CV

Sell yourself: Ensure to highlight achievements and successes. One of the biggest reasons for failure at job interview is the interviewee underselling themselves

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