Interview Tip No. 7:- Practice in advance with a #mentor
or someone you trust and respect.
Doing mock #interviews
with a trusted senior colleague is an excellent way to build up your #confidence
and get valuable #feedback
. Practice makes perfect as they say, so once you've #practiced
answering some of the #questions
on your own, find someone who works in the #industry
for which you have been invited to interview, and do a one-on-one individual interview with that person. Your practice should be set up to be as close to a real interview situation as possible, so make the effort to have the space properly set up as well.
Panel interviews can be daunting - even to the best prepared. There you are, called in to face a room full of #strangers
to answer questions from their different #perspectives
. If at all possible, try to set up a practice panel to help with your #preparation
- especially if you are told in advance that you will be interviewed by a panel. Practicing in advance will definitely pay off.
These days, we all have #mobile
devices that can record, so it is a good idea to have your mock interview #recorded
- if your interviewer(s) don't mind. Playing back the recording will help you see how you come across - your body language, your facial #expressions
, the number of times you said "erm" etc. It will give you wonderful #feedback
that you may not be able to get any other way.
_ "Practice isn't the thing you do once you're good. It's the thing you do that makes you good." - Malcolm Gladwell
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