Category: Interview Tips and Advice

Application, Testing and Interview tips for Fire Control Operators

Application, Testing and Interview tips for Fire Control Operators In this article, former Kent Fire and Rescue Service Fire Officer and recruitment expert Richard McMunn, will provide tips and advice for those people applying to become Fire Control Operators. The application process has become more in depth over recent years and HR departments seem to favour the Personal Qualities and Attributes (PQA’s) approach. Within the application form they will ask for examples on how you would cover each of these PQA’s …

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The Top 10 Mistakes in an Interview Situation

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The Top 10 Mistakes in an Interview Situation In today’s job market, even getting accepted for an interview can be seen as an achievement. If you want to make that final leap to actually getting the job you’ll need to ace the interview, however. These are the top 10 faux pas you’ll need to avoid if you want to make a good impression. 1 Leaving your mobile phone on Sod’s law states that if you forget to turn your mobile …

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Getting Grips with the Royal Navy Interview Changes for 2013

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Getting Grips with the Royal Navy Interview Changes for 2013 During 2013 the Royal Navy changed the manner in which it assesses candidates for the interview element of the assessment process. The below will provide you with some useful tips and guidance on how to prepare for the questions, including advice on what types of question to expect when attending the Careers Officer interview: Teamworking The Royal Navy clearly prides itself on effective teamwork and you need to be able …

What to Wear to that All-important Interview?

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What to Wear to that All-important Interview? While an interviewer has reviewed your application and made their decision to grant you an interview based upon your qualification, how they interpret your appearance in the first few seconds of seeing you will most likely determine whether or not your get the position. They will pass judgment on whether you are the right person based on their reaction to how you walk, your handshake, how you sit and most importantly, how you …

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Race And Diversity Interview Questions

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Race And Diversity Interview Questions During the police officer competency-based interview many people fail on the questions that arise based on respect for race and diversity  In this article I will provide you with a sample question and answer which will detail how to construct your response effectively. Learn the core competencies relevant to the role If you fail to learn the core competencies that are relevant to the role of a police officer then you will more than likely fail. Your first …

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Top 2 Travel Rep Interview Questions And Answers

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Travel Rep Interview Questions And Answers Each year thousands of people in the UK apply to become a travel rep with tour operators such as Thomas Cook and First Choice. Part of the selection and application process requires applicants to go through an intense interview. In this article we will provide you with a couple of sample travel rep interview questions and answers to help you prepare. However, before we do, make sure you are fully aware of the qualities …

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4 Call Centre Interview Questions & How To Answer Them

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Call Centre Interview Questions Working in a call centre can be a difficult job; however, with the current jobs market being extremely competitive, and with very few jobs to choose from, it can be a great way for you to gain some valuable work experience. Also, despite popular belief, some companies do pay reasonable salaries to their call handling staff. In this article I am going to provide you with a series of interview questions that will help you to prepare for the call …

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3 Tough Management Interview Questions And Answers

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Management Interview Questions If you are attending a management interview then the level of questioning is likely to be tougher than your standard interview. With an above average salary on offer the interview panel will clearly want to see evidence of where you have already proved yourself in a previous management role. It is all well and good having management qualifications; however, if you can’t put it in to practice then you simply won’t get hired. Let’s take a look …

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How To Answer Competency Based Interview Questions And Answers

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How To Answer Competency Based Interview Questions And Answers The purpose of the competency based interview is to identify a potential employees behavioural intentions by presenting them with a series of job-related situations and asking them to provide details of when they have previously carried out the task or role that relates to the competency. This style of situational interviewing was developed in the 1980′s when job-related/required situations were turned into interview questions. In order to prepare effectively for a …

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Sample Interview Questions For A Teacher

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Interview Questions For A Teacher If you fulfil all the criteria for a post and your application is well received you will be invited for an interview for the position of teacher. Within this article I will provide you with some tips on how to perform to the best of your ability at the interview along with a number of sample teacher interview questions. Interviews will usually be conducted by a school’s head teacher, often in conjunction with another staff …

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23 Vet Interview Questions & Tips On How To Answer

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VET INTERVIEW QUESTIONS If you fulfil all the criteria for a veterinary post and your application is well received you will be invited for an interview. Interviews at veterinary practices will usually be conducted by one or more of the Practice Partners, while interviews with charities or for governmental vacancies will likely be conducted by the Chief Veterinary Officer in conjunction with a member of the Human Resources team. It is important to remember that an interview is a two-way …

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Example Job Interview Questions

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Example Job Interview Questions The questions asked at the interview will cover areas such as yourself, the job you have applied for and, possibly, specific technical questions about your chosen subject. Some of the following questions may be relevant if you are applying for your first job after qualifying from university or leaving school. You may be asked a question at interview that completely throws you. If water has been provided, take a sip to give you some thinking time. …

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How To Improve Your Interview Technique

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How To Improve Your Interview Technique PRODUCTS YOU MAY BE INTERESTED IN At how2become we offering 30 days free access to our interview training service. Simply click on the image below to find out more:  VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION Hello, welcome to how2become.com. My name is Richard McMunn and in this training video, I’m going to teach you how to improve your interview technique. Now, before you go along to your job interview you’re going to be concerned about a number of things. …

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How To Pass A Structured Interview

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How To Pass A Structured Interview Structured Interviews are widely used during selection processes and they usually form part of an assessment centre. It is important to note that there is a distinct difference between a generic interview and a structured interview. WHAT IS A STRUCTURED INTERVIEW? A structured interview consists of a series of questions and scenarios that are designed to assess how you think. It is very difficult to prepare for structured interviews as the questions can vary greatly each year. However, by …

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How To Pass A Job Interview

First impressions at a job interview are crucial to your success

How To Pass A Job Interview Dear job-seeker, My name is Richard McMunn and in this article I am going to explain how to pass a job interview. More and more people are approaching me these days and they are complaining that they never find success after attending a job interview. In addition to this, they find it very frustrating that, when they seek feedback from the employer they never receive a response. I fully sympathise with these people and in this article …

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Sample Medical Interview Questions And Answers

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Sample Medical Interview Questions And Answers Medical interviews can be notoriously difficult to pass. Whilst preparing for a medical interview you should consider preparing for questions in the following key areas: – Medical personal qualities and attributes; – Leadership questions; – Workplace and situational medical interview questions; – Clinical governance questions; – Research and organisational interview questions;   – Teaching and training questions; – Dealing with difficult people; Whilst preparing for the medical interview the above key areas will act …

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RSPCA Inspector Interview Questions

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RSPCA INSPECTOR INTERVIEW QUESTIONS If you are successful in making it through to the interview stage of the RSPCA inspector selection process then you have done tremendously well. The competition is fierce and you will have made your way from thousands of applicants down to the last 100 or so. The RSPCA does not have a set number of people that they will interview, but the final number is usually around 100. You will all be competing for approximately 30-40 …

How To Answer Interview Questions What Are Your Weaknesses

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HOW TO ANSWER INTERVIEW QUESTIONS WHAT ARE YOUR WEAKNESSES This type of interview question is asked at over 90% of interviews; therefore, it is highly advisable you prepare a response for it. I have been asked on many occasions in the best what is the most effective way to answer this interview question and within this article I will explain how. First off it is important to stress that you never say you do not have any weaknesses. Not only is …

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How To Pass The Police Officer Interview

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HOW TO PASS THE POLICE OFFICER INTERVIEW The first police officer interview forms part of the national assessment centre and is based on the core competencies that are relevant to the role of a police constable. In this article I am going to teach you how to pass the police officer interview. The police officer assessment centre interview differs from a traditional interview in the fact that you will only be asked questions based on the core competencies and nothing …

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How To Answer Interview Questions

HOW TO ANSWER INTERVIEW QUESTIONS I often get asked by people what is the best way to respond to interview questions? In this blog article I will explain the most effective way of how to answer interview questions. To begin with we need to understand the two different types of interview question that you are likely to get asked at your interview. The first type is what I call motivational interview questions. These are questions that assess your motivations for applying, what …

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