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The CV Book 2nd edn, 2nd Edition by James Innes

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Chapter 24

Interviews

Your application has been successful and you have been invited for interview; what next? People often think, well, I’ll just turn up and be myself – which is fine, but it won’t get you the job! You need to work hard to get yourself ready for an interview, as you are still up against many other applicants – and this is your key opportunity to make an impact.

Planning, preparation and organisation: a winning strategy

The best person for the job, in terms of the right skills, experience and achievements, doesn’t always pass the interview. The best person for the job doesn’t always get the job. Sometimes the most able candidates on paper can really shoot themselves in the foot when they actually get to the interview.

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