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We helped Michael boost his interview skills – now it’s your turn

Posted on Career planning, CVs and applications, Graduate opportunities, Interviews and assessments, Jobs, internships and work experience

OU student, Michael:

“I’ve been having issues with succeeding in the interview stages of the selection process. The careers advisor was able to identify a number of resources which would be of use, many of which I’d not heard of before.”

If you’ve been invited to an interview or assessment centre be proud of yourself for this achievement. Now we’ll point you to what you need to prepare, feel career confident and succeed in that last step, as we did for Michael.

Get the employer lowdown

Recruitment experts from Fujitsu give an overview of an assessment centre, what they’re looking for in candidates and top tips for preparing in our recorded webinar Interviews and Assessment Centres.

Win over your audience

Presenting in a clear and engaging way is a valuable skill, whatever stage in your study, career or life. In Winning over your audience with the presentation factor recorded webinar, we’ll share some simple ways to conquer your nerves and make a winning presentation.

Sell your brand

“Your brand is what people say about you when you’re not in the room.” Jeff Bezos, Amazon

What is your personal brand? How do you create a positive and lasting impact? Find the answers in our Selling your personal brand recorded webinar with Andrew Bargery from PwC.

Promote your unique skills

OU graduate Emily, who joined CapGemini’s graduate programme, says:

“I often felt the need to translate my experience into a more typical degree path but looking back I think this downplays my achievements and skills. Practice articulating the unique skills and experience that make you stand out and this is far more valuable to an employer.”

Get advice on the recruitment process straight from the horse’s mouth with 5 top tips from public sector employers.

Prepare, prepare, prepare

Failing to prepare really is preparing to fail. Our Interviews – Getting Started webinar is packed with top tips, employer advice and ways to get support with your preparation.

Practice your interview skills with the Abintegro interview simulator available to OU students (you’ll need to register on your first visit).

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