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Careers: Preparing for job interviews and interview tasks

Being invited to a job interview is a really positive sign that the employer already thinks you could be a good fit for the role, so what can you do to optimise your performance during the interview or assessment tasks?

This workshop will address the main aspects of interview preparation from researching the role and organisation to how to perform at your best when answering typical interview questions or participating in tasks in virtual and face to face settings.

You should book your place for this session here in the researcher development hub. You can also view this activity in Inkpath for your own records, ready for when we move all researcher development activity to Inkpath by the end of May.

Aimed at

ALL researchers - doctoral and postdoctoral researchers

Presented by

Dr Louise Bamford, Careers Consultant (Researchers), Brunel Graduate School and Professional Development Centre

Key learning outcomes

By the end of this workshop participants will:

  • Understand the key aspects of interview preparation 
  • Thought about what they would want to communicate during an interview
  • Know about recommended approaches when answering typical interview questions (e.g. competency, motivation, technical, situational)
  • Have considered how to optimise their delivery in both face to face or virtual settings
  • Gain advice on preparing and participating in recruitment tasks / assessment centres

Specific skills focused on in this session

Interviews and assessment centres

Health and Safety and general notice

Session will be delivered online by Zoom. Please make sure you sign into Zoom via your Brunel ID.

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Brunel 3D Development Tool

Develops the following:

Skills needed to develop your research and career

Researcher Development Framework (RDF) Competencies

Develops skills relevant to the following domains of the RDF:

This workshop is provided by

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