Interviews

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Video interviews – the why, what and how

Blog by LSE Careers consultant Maddie Smith: We’re seeing a year on year increase in the numbers of organisations using video interviews to conduct first round interviews so it’s important to be prepared. Video interviews (VIs) are not designed to catch you out. In much the same way as a telephone or other first round interview, recruiters are looking at how […]

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5 top tips for telephone interviews

Many employers use telephone interviews to screen applicants. Follow our five top tips to help you get through to the next stage of the recruitment process! 1. Prepare, prepare, prepare just as you would for any type of interview Research the sector, organisation and role and think about your genuine reasons for wanting the role. Review your application and think about which […]

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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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How to perform well in group exercises

Starts: 18 Jan 2018 1:00 PM
Finishes: 18 Jan 2018 3:00 PM
Remaining places: 25
This interactive workshop will introduce you to some typical group exercises and offer insights into skills and behaviours employers are looking for.

Skills Seminar: Video Interviews - How to succeed

Starts: 24 Jan 2018 1:00 PM
Finishes: 24 Jan 2018 3:00 PM
Remaining places: 67
Experienced recruiters from Accenture will guide you through the video interview process. Why do employers use them and what do they look for? How can you best prepare? Accenture will also give you lots of great hints and tips to help you succeed.

How to master presentations

Starts: 25 Jan 2018 12:00 PM
Finishes: 25 Jan 2018 2:00 PM
Remaining places: 48
Many recruitment processes require you to deliver a presentation so employers can assess your communication skills. Learn how to plan and deliver a coherent, persuasive message, and increase your personal impact in front of employers in this workshop.

How to perform well in group exercises

Starts: 29 Jan 2018 11:00 AM
Finishes: 29 Jan 2018 1:00 PM
Remaining places: 40
This interactive workshop will introduce you to some typical group exercises and offer insights into skills and behaviours employers are looking for.

How to approach speculative applications

Starts: 29 Jan 2018 4:00 PM
Finishes: 29 Jan 2018 5:00 PM
Remaining places: 60
A speculative application involves proactively approaching an employer to seek out opportunities that have not been advertised. This seminar will help you understand the scenarios where you may need to use a speculative application and what you should include.

IDEP: Spotlight on Modern Slavery in a Development Context

Starts: 29 Jan 2018 5:00 PM
Finishes: 29 Jan 2018 6:00 PM
Remaining places: 31
There is widespread recognition across the globe that the elimination of Modern Slavery is one of the great human rights issues of our time.

Join John Cox from the UK’s Department of International Development for his perspectives on the challenges and the work that is being done.

How to perform well at interviews

Starts: 30 Jan 2018 1:00 PM
Finishes: 30 Jan 2018 3:00 PM
Remaining places: 60
This interactive workshop will give you the opportunity to review your interview preparation approach, formulate suitable answers, and practise your technique.

Careers in Marketing panel and networking

Starts: 7 Feb 2018 6:15 PM
Finishes: 7 Feb 2018 8:30 PM
Remaining places: 34
A range of panellists working in different areas of the marketing industry will share their insights and recruitment tips, followed by the opportunity to talk informally over drinks.

How to perform well at interviews

Starts: 9 Feb 2018 1:00 PM
Finishes: 9 Feb 2018 3:00 PM
Remaining places: 60
This interactive workshop will give you the opportunity to review your interview preparation approach, formulate suitable answers, and practise your technique.

How to perform well in group exercises

Starts: 15 Feb 2018 1:00 PM
Finishes: 15 Feb 2018 3:00 PM
Remaining places: 40
This interactive workshop will introduce you to some typical group exercises and offer insights into skills and behaviours employers are looking for.

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