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Job interview tips - help!

Jacob101Jacob101 Posts: 687 Incredible Poster
Hello all,

I applied for the role of casual peer support worker, a job with MIND working alongside other young people at a recovery college locally and to my amazement i have managed to land myself an interview.

Any job interview tips?
''You were in the wilderness
Looking for your own purpose
Then you became a butterfly, a butterfly
I knew you always would''

- James Arthur (YOU)


  • AzzimanAzziman The Mix convert Posts: 1,249 Wise Owl
    Hi Jacob101,

    Congratulations! It's great to hear you got the interview, what great news!

    I've done quite a few interviews, so I'll help out as best as I can!

    Firstly, prepare well-thought answers in response to questions you think they could ask.

    Some questions that Mind may ask you could be:
    - What makes you want to work for Mind?
    - Have you had previous experience in anything like this?
    - When/where are you able to work?
    - What kind of work would you be interested in doing?

    Secondly, practice your delivery. Part of the role will probably involve communication with other people, so it's important to make sure you speak calmly, clearly and confidently at a steady pace.

    Finally, and perhaps most importantly, remember to relax. It's natural to have nerves for interviews, and the interviewers will be aware of this - they were in your position at one point too! Keep hydrated, take deep breaths, and don't be afraid to take your time answering a question if you aren't sure how to respond straight away!

    I wish you the best of luck - let us know how it goes!x

    Much love <3
  • MirabelleMirabelle Owl Whisperer Kensington.Posts: 1,020 The Mix Regular
    Congratulations achieving a job interview. :)

    I can't add much to Azziman's excellent advice, except hold your gaze when speaking to your interviewer. Don't let it wander, especially when having to answer a difficult question. Answer clearly and as condifently as you can. Be punctual. This means arriving earlier to your appointment. Dress smart: nice suit, polished shoes, crisp ironed white shirt, cufflinks (if you have them) and a nice tie will make you feel much more confident. Remember: dress smart, think smart. Your good dress sense will please your interviewer which shows them you have made good effort with your appearance. Research the company because you might be asked what you know about it. Also how much you know about the job being offered and your ability to do it. Keep your hands folded on the table so they can see them. And don't fidget.

    Good luck.

    ~ Belle

    'If you think education is expensive, try estimating the cost of ignorance'.

    - Howard Gardner
  • Lucy307Lucy307 UKPosts: 1,095 Wise Owl
    Congratulations! My couple of bits of advice from doing a bit of work in recruitment...

    - Know and love something about the company - I think this is going to be a fairly easy one as Mind are amazing, but go on their website and pick something you didn't know about Mind that they do, read up on it, if you like it show your passion for that topic! Hope that makes sense
    - Have a couple of questions prepared to ask at the end e.g. what progression opportunities they have/what they love about the company/if they do any sports & social activities
    - BREATHE and try to enjoy it - let your personality show :)

    Hope they help - good luck! Let us know how it goes

    - Lucy :rainbow:
    Treat yourself as you would treat a good friend
  • SiobhanSiobhan Posts: 14,417 Born on Earth, Raised by The Mix
    Doing some research into MIND and finding out stuff could help. And why youre interested in the role.

    Try not to stress too much,will always be other opportunities if dont go as well as hope.

    But i Hope the interview goes well. Good luck!
    “ i think that deep down you still think life is worth living. It’s no where near over for you. You’re in pain. The thing you lost, Is the same thing that can stop that pain”
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