Interview Preparation 2019/20

Time to be a STAR!

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CV and Cover Letter

Preparing for Interviews

28 October session
Using the STAR resources above complete the following questions as fully as possible. Be creative, think about school, work experience, outside interests/hobbies, volunteering etc to illustrate your examples. Include as much detail as you can and help each if you get stuck but don’t sit and talk for an hour! If you do this, you will have a script to work from for interviews and these are the hardest questions to answer so work hard at this. Remember, completing a task in a given timescale is an important work skill!

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Some helpful suggestions from BBC Bitesize
Here are some examples

If you can haggle a brilliant bargain, or persuade people that something’s worth doing – that’s negotiating
If you’re the decision maker, everyone follows your lead, AND you can keep them motivated – that’s leadership
If you’re the go-to person to sort a tricky issue, then you’re a natural at problem solving
If you work well with others – whether it’s on a sports team or a project with others – that’s teamwork
If you can fit a lot into a day or love a to-do list – that’s time management
If you are the one that always comes up with imaginative solutions – that’s creativity.
These are all skills employers love! You just have to describe them in the right way. Focus on the skills you have, shout about them, and they could help you get your dream job.

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