Yes, the interviews will be virtual.
It is natural to be nervous before and during the interview ‐ try not to let those nerves get to you by ensuring you prepare well. Here are some tips and things to consider before your interview:
- make sure you are familiar with the job description and person specification
- remind yourself of what you wrote in your application on how you met the requirements
- think about what type of questions you may be asked and how you might answer them
- you may wish to hold a mock interview with a friend or family member
- prepare some questions to ask the panel if time allows – however, be careful not to ask for information that has already been provided or discussed during the interview
- make sure you have a quiet space free from interruptions, for example children, pets and doorbells
- be of a professional appearance, generally this means smart office-style clothing
- have a glass of water available during your interview – if you need a bit of time to think while answering a question, take a sip of water which will also help to relax your nerves.
- if you need a bit of time to think of the best answer, please do so
- be aware of your body language
- try to be as professional, motivated, interested and confident as possible
- be open and honest, if you do not know the answer then let the panel know. The panel are experienced interviewers who will know if you do not know the answer
- don’t worry if the panel are silent while they write notes
- be enthusiastic but don’t constantly interrupt the panel
You will need to complete this on your application form when applying. If the requirement has occurred since applying email firstname.lastname@example.org with details and appropriate evidence to corroborate the request.