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Interviewing Skills by Tim Hindle

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Preparing Yourself

Just before an interview begins, make a last-minute check that you have all the information you need, that any equipment (such as a tape recorder) is working smoothly, and that you are engaged with the subject matter and in a positive frame of mind.

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Be prepared to answer some questions as well as to ask them.

Preparing your tools

Decide how you are going to keep a record of the interview. Note-taking is the usual method. It is discreet, but it takes up your time, and may divert your attention from the interview. If you are going to take notes, use a notepad rather than scribbling on the side of a CV, which you may subsequently need to show to somebody else. An alternative method is taping an interview. Although this ...

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