Interviews: Prepare to Succeed.

English Lit Careers Blog

Semester 1 is application time for a variety of career areas and further study, and back here at the Careers Service we’ve been busy offering feedback on students’ applications for graduate schemes, internships, further study etc, to ensure you market yourself and your experience as well as possible – as outlined in my recent post ‘Applying yourself to your applications’.

Well, I’m very happy to say that all your efforts have translated many of these applications into interviews, and we are getting increased numbers of requests for practice interviews and interview advice.

Now the secret of successful interviews is in the title of this post – it’s Preparation.

Treat an interview like an exam – you need to swot up on:

  • the role/subject you’re applying for – what’s involved, why it’s important
  • the organisation/course you are applying to – who they (and their competitors) are, why you want to work…

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