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so that's good.
my boss isn't in all week so i can do loads of prep!
dont leave any rock unturned. Find out everything you can on your interviewers, family names, pets, what car they drive. Drop in little hints you know where they live etc during the interview. It'll show commitment.
However overall this is sound advice, know where all the offices are, read every press release, news article you can about the company. Drop some of the info into the interview, essentially it's flattery and people like that.
Good luck either way!
I had one last week - got my girlfriend to run through a load of questions they might ask and I answered them as if I was being interviewed. Made me a lot more confident when I was saying them in the actual interview for the 4th or 5th time.
quite up for it - pretty sick of this job.
i reckon i'll blitz it - got loads of tiem to prep!
5 years in the same place - aching to leave.
Just make sure when asked what your weaknesses are, you say "working too hard, caring too much, speaking in clichés".
and no-one laughed when I did it. I bet everyone laughs at it now and people sleep with you on the back of it too.
And a shirt for trousers
Remember to smile. I got my job partly because i was the only interviewee who smiled and made the interviewers feel at ease.
Because after the interview the managing partner said his son played bass and we chatted about gear.
So... do that.
just been looking these over - it look shit
anyone done one before - TIPS PLEASE! - i have a few days to prepare
So I'm afraid a serious reply would make me look a bit of a <div>.
i got the joke
Every question they ask will be geared to you be saying you can do one (or maybe even two or three) points on the person spec.
Look through the person spec and, if it states them, specifically the point they say they're measuring at interview. Make sure you have a story in your mind about your previous experience that proves each one of them. Make sure your story explains the problem you faced, the actions you took to solve it and some bit of evidence (something someone said, results, facts, figures or whatever) that proves it was a positive outcome.
that demonstrate you've researched the company for when they ask you if you have any questions.
and it's a web design role.
It was split into 2 sections - one was a Q&A test to see if I knew what I was doing with HTML/CSS etc.
The competency bit was more about being able to provide examples of certain characteristics or quality that they're looking for.
So they may ask you something like 'tell about a time in which you solved a problem that could have had serious implications' or something like that.
Google it - there's loads of examples of questions out there, as well as advice on how to structure your answers. It's not actually that tough when you start getting your head round it.
as theguywithnousername said above, stating the positive effects of your actions is a big deal, like 'I did this and the company saved £7billion'.
keeps everything stupidly close to his chest, so to an extent i don't actually know the effect of any work i do.
partly why i'm trying to leave. bad management sucks
as long it sounds realistic and you're confident in your answer, you'll be fine.
I embellished a LOT in my interview for this and I've never once felt out of my depth since I started.
i'm just shit at these things i think
For every question, remember STAR:
They've got to be specific examples too, so "A few weeks back a situation arose where..." as apposed to "As part of my role I do this and that.."
Ask if they have any examples of competencies ahead of time - I did and got 25 back! I had a specific example for each one ready and was only asked 5...
like there's the competencies and then there's the grading of the competencies. I think if i focus too much on the grading bullshit then ill go a bit mad - i should just have a couple of examples and stories fro each of the core competencies yeah?
Have a few generic ones in the bank too, get em well rehearsed and reel off the one's that best match the question you're being asked.
Just prep you're ass off. I was bricking it a few days before mine, but on the day I felt prepared, so I was confident.
That said, I'm still to hear back from mine so this could all be useless advice! :)
i have a few days to prep tho
don't want to go anymore