Chapter 9

How to win in the interview

The FBI says ‘proper preparation and practice prevent a poor performance’. Prepare carefully and practise thoroughly before your interview. You will increase your confidence and your chances. Don’t rely on charm and wit, there’s too much at stake. Interviewers like well-prepared candidates who show a genuine interest.

Are you up to date with developments in your field? Scan the trade journals and the internet. What are the four or five latest innovations/initiatives/developments/trends? What are your opinions of them? You don’t have to be a guru to be informed.

Read the day’s local newspaper and a national paper, and scan any articles that might be directly related to the organisation. Also make a mental ...

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