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Tips to help you perform well at interview

  1. Find out about the employer. Look at the company website. Study the About Us section or any mission statements. Make sure you know what products and services they offer. Read the company’s annual report if one is available.
     
  2. Has the company been in the news?
     
  3. Follow your chosen company on social media (Facebook, Google+ and Twitter). Like or follow the company to get updates.
     
  4. You may want to avoid mentioning any negative news stories unless it is such a big story that to avoid it would suggest you haven’t done any research. You can turn this on its head by commenting positively on how they responded to the challenge of the bad news.
  1. Read the job description and know your CV or job application inside out.
  1. Prepare answers to sample interview questions. Prepare questions to ask the employer
     
  2. What are you going to wear? Dress appropriately.
  1. Check the location and time of your interview. Plan your route in advance and leave plenty of time to get there.


Useful links

Psychometric Tests Free aptitude guides and verbal and numeracy ability test questions.

Practice Reasoning Sitting a test as part of your job interview? Take a look at Practice Reasoning’s website to learn how to pass any reasoning test. The website provides tips, training and free practice tests covering numerical, verbal, SHL, inductive, diagrammatic, logical, psychometric and aptitude testing.

My World of Work Different types of interviews, interview preparation, a tutorial on researching your employer and more…

National Careers Service​  Interview do’s and don’ts, sample questions and a pre-interview checklist

Monster Interview preparation to post interview follow-up.

The Guardian  Articles and videos. Titles include “How to master body language in an interview” and “How to use the STAR technique (video)”.

The Guardian Dress to impress: what to wear for a job interview

Prospects  Website aimed at students and graduates. Interview tests and more…

Jobs.ac.uk Interview tips section includes “Top Tips for Answering Competency Questions” and “10 Top Tips for Interview Presentations”.

Glassdoor Includes articles on “How to Explain Your Flaws during a Job Interview” and “How to Avoid Interview Blunders”.

Digitital.com The 8 Most Difficult Interview Questions – And How To Answer Them

allaboutwork The ‘Interview Tips’ section covers everything you need to know to prepare – what to wear, dealing with nerves, different types of interview, interview questions etc.

Interviews

Glasgow's Libraries have a wide range of items that can help you to prepare for interviews.
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eBook:What to say in every job interview, how to understand what managers are really asking and give the answers that land the job, [electronic resource], Carole Martin:[2014]
Author: Martin, Carole, Carole Hurd
Year [2014]
Media class: eBook
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Resource type: Electronic
Note: System requirements: Adobe Digital Editions
xx, 250 pages
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1847167071
Book:How to succeed at job interviews the easyway, Jeanette Benisti:[2017]:New edition
Author: Benisti, Jeanette
Year [2017]
Language: English
Media class: Book
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Easyway Guides
Resource type: Physical
Note: Previous edition: 2014
141 pages ; 21 cm
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Book:Perfect phrases for negotiating salary and job offers, hundreds of ready-to-use phrases to help you get the best possible salary, perks, or promotion, Matthew J. Deluca and Nanette F. Deluca:c2007
Author: Deluca, Matthew J.
Author: Deluca, Nanette F.
Year c2007
Language: English
Media class: Book
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Resource type: Physical
xiii, 173 p. ; 21 cm
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Book:Competency-based interviews, master the tough new interview style and give them the answers that will win you the job, by Robin Kessler:c2006
Author: Kessler, Robin, 1955-
Year c2006
Media class: Book
Publisher: Career
Resource type: Physical
254 p., ill. ; 21 cm
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1292086556
Book:The interview question & answer book, how to be ready to answer the 155 toughest interview questions, James Innes:2016:Second edition
Author: Innes, James, 1975-
Year 2016
Language: English
Media class: Book
Edition: Second edition
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Pearson
Resource type: Physical
Note: Previous edition: 2012
xiii, 246 pages ; 24 cm
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Book:Ultimate interview, master the art of interview success with 100s of typical, unusual and industry-specific questions and answers, Lynn Williams:2018:Fifth edition
Author: Williams, Lynn, 1955 January 15-
Year 2018
Language: English
Media class: Book
Edition: Fifth edition
Publisher: KoganPage
Resource type: Physical
Note: Previous edition: 2015
viii, 238 pages ; 24 cm (pbk)
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0749481420
Book:Great answers to tough interview questions, Martin John Yate:2017:10th edition
Author: Yate, Martin John
Year 2017
Language: English
Media class: Book
Edition: 10th edition
Publisher: KoganPage
Resource type: Physical
Note: Previous edition: 2014
vi, 292 pages ; 22 cm
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Book:Ultimate interview, 100s of great interview answers, Lynn Williams:2015:Fourth edition
Author: Williams, Lynn, 1955 January 15-
Year 2015
Language: English
Media class: Book
Edition: Fourth edition
Publisher: KoganPage
Resource type: Physical
Note: Previous edition: 2012
viii, 235 pages ; 24 cm
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Book:Tough interview questions and how to answer them, Rachel Adamson and Mandy Soule:c2009
Author: Adamson, Rachel
Author: Soule, Mandy
Year c2009
Media class: Book
Publisher: Which?
Resource type: Physical
253 p. ; 24 cm
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Book:Cabin crew interview questions and answers, [Jessica Bond]:2017:Updated edition
Author: Bond, Jessica
Year 2017
Media class: Book
Edition: Updated edition
Publisher: How 2become
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: 2012
83 pages ; 25 cm
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Book:Why you?, 101 interview questions you'll never fear again, James Reed:2017:[Revised] edition
Author: Reed, James, 1963-
Year 2017
Language: English
Media class: Book
Edition: [Revised] edition
Publisher: Portfolio Penguin
Resource type: Physical
Note: Previous edition: 2014
xii, 289 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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