Interviews are a chance for you to show your personality and strengths. But perhaps that's easier said than done. Do you think you are good at interviews?
Here is what some of our team said.
Depends on what the interview has been for! For me, I'm quite comfortable in those kinds of situations because, first of all, I've found the questions are all quite similar. I try and always prepare in advance by researching the company, so that I've got an idea of what they do. Second, I also try and treat them like a person and not someone I should be scared of. So I guess I try and be myself as much as possible.
Not really. I have had some successful interviews but a lot of unsuccessful ones as well. I find it hard to think quickly and clearly when I'm nervous, and I never know if my answer is what the interviewers are expecting to hear. But I would say that preparing well is a great help. I'd definitely like to improve my interview skills.
I really don't like interviews. I find them very stressful so I don't think I'm good at them. I need to work very hard to do well in an interview and I have to really focus, prepare a lot and practise a lot because I don't think I'm naturally good at interviews at all.
Here are some of the phrases they used. Some of these might be useful when you express your own opinion.
- (It) depends on …
- I'm quite [comfortable] in those kinds of situations.
- I try and be myself.
- I would say that [preparing well is a great help].
- I find it hard to [think quickly].
- I find them [very stressful].
- I don't think I'm naturally good at interviews at all.
How about you?
- Are you good at interviews?
- Tell us about an interview that you had. What questions were you asked? How did you feel? How did it go?
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