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Interviews, assessment centres and psychometric tests

Succeeding at strengths based interviewing

What is it? Employers such as EY, Barclays, Aviva, Nestle and Standard Chartered use strengths based questions, instead of competency questions, to assess their candidates at interview. A strengths based interview focuses on your strengths and what you enjoy doing, rather than what you can do as in a competency interview. Everyone has strengths whereas not everyone has the necessary […]

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Interview advice and basics

‘Tell me a joke’ said the stern faced recruiter to the quaking candidate. Interviews are scary! Whether you’re facing your first or your twentieth, interviews have the power to make even the bravest of us nervous and tongue-tied. Whilst we can all prepare for the most obvious of questions there is always the fear of the unexpected: questions like the […]

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Find out how to master presentations

Presentations are a great way for employers to assess your communication skills. It can be daunting to even think about giving a presentation, let alone delivering one, but that’s where we come in!

Come to our seminar 6 July to learn how to plan and deliver a coherent, persuasive message, and increase your personal impact in front of employers.

It’ll be great for your confidence and technique!

 

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What to wear for a job interview

First impressions are vital – what you wear to an interview will affect how you are perceived by the employer. Luckily, our careers consultants have some advice for how to dress well! For a formal interview (one in which you have been invited by the employer), you should always dress smartly. As a general rule, an appropriate interview outfit for […]

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How LSE Careers can help you with your interview

Congratulations, you’ve been offered an interview – all those hours of writing the perfect application have paid off! Perhaps you’ve been offered a telephone, Skype/video, or face-to-face interview. Maybe they’ll be asking you competency, strengths based, motivational, brain teaser, technical, case study, or situational judgement questions. Whatever you’re due to face, LSE Careers can help support your preparation: Read our […]

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How to succeed in assessment centres

Assessment centres can be an intimidating prospect, but they’re also an essential step in the recruitment process for many large employers. If you’ve been invited to an assessment centre and don’t know how to prepare, then don’t worry! LSE Careers can help you get ready for this. All assessment centres are different, but we also have a lot of resources […]

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Common mistakes at interview – how to get it right first time!

Now is a particularly busy time for job and internship interviews and to support you, here LSE careers consultant Viki Chinn reflects on her experience of interviews including why some students get it ‘wrong’ and how to ensure positive outcomes instead: 1. Failing to do your homework There is a simple equation for interview preparation – the better you prepare, the more likely you are to […]

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How to succeed at verbal and numerical reasoning tests

1. Figure out what’s expected from the tests Usually when an organisation wants you to take online psychometric tests, they’ll give you a small amount of information about what they want to see. Some make your timing the priority, whereas others will state you don’t necessarily need to finish the test. They also sometimes state what level they’re looking for […]

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Get CV and interview essentials in just two minutes

Need to write your CV or got an interview coming up? We’ve launched two online video guides to job searching. Designed to give you short and snappy essentials at your finger tips, they focus on how to write an effective CV and how to prepare for an interview. In less than two minutes, get the key concepts of making your […]

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Top ten interview essentials

So you have an interview coming up. Don’t worry: here are our top ten interview essentials which should help you get through it!   1. Prepare thoroughly Whether this is the job that will be the start of your career or just something to make some money over the holidays, you need to prepare for your interview. This means knowing about the […]

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