The interview process can be one of the most daunting and stress-inducing experiences many job applicants will encounter. Understanding and responding appropriately to the key selection criteria is essential. There is no way to anticipate every possible question or every possible situation you may be put into, but there are some steps you can take to improve your interviewing skills and develop a solid presentation.

Questions are based almost solely on the selection criteria, and the purpose of the interview is to substantiate your responses to the selection criteria in your application. The style of questions can vary from behavioural, scenario or be straightforward, such as, how you would deal with a particular situation.

Putting in a convincing performance at a panel interview or other competitive selection forum is all about preparation.

  • Prepare and research effectively for interviews
  • Understand the key components of a selection criteria
  • Develop a well written selection criteria using STAR
  • Recognise and respond confidently to behavioural questioning
  • Implement valuable strategies to manage nerves
  • Close with impact and confidence
  • Preparation and Addressing Criteria
  • Promoting yourself in the Workplace
  • Preparing your Referees
  • Addressing a Selection Criteria
  • The STAR method
  • The Interview
  • Anticipating Selection Criteria questions
  • Behavioural Interviewing
  • My SAOs
  • Managing Nerves
  • Do You Have Any Questions?
  • Closing the Interview

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