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11.1.1, 11.2.2, 11.3.1

Unit 11 Interview Techniques (Related to Media)

  • Back up your point and give examples
  • Think about what you say before you speak
  • Gather facts and figures
  • Do your research, find out about the company, know your answers before the questions are asked
  • Be confident
  • Look the part
  • Smile
  • Don’t slouch
  • Don’t be rude
  • Don’t hesitate
  • Speak formally
  • Dress, look and sit professionally
  • If you are stuck on a question, ask for time to think
  • Don’t be late, arrive 15 minutes early
  • At the end, ask how you did and what could you improve on
  • Ask the employer what their favourite part of the job is
  • If female, don’t overdo your makeup, keep it simple yet effective
  • Keep accessories and jewellery to a limit
  • Looks: simple is the way to go
  • Wear colours such as black, navy or grey
  • Shoes and bag should match clothing and makeup
  • Tell the employer about related experience (if any) and how you could be a good asset to the company
  • Mention your strengths and weaknesses but do not put yourself down or look like you are not capable
  • Self presentation
  • Body language- Hand gestures
  • Do mock interviews
  • Strong beginning and ending
  • Don’t lie
  • Sell yourself

Popular questions asked in Media Sales interviews:

  • Why are you suitable for this job?
  • Why are you interested in this position?
  • What do you understand this job to involve?
  • What do you know about us as a company?
  • Which other positions are you applying for?
  • What do you know about the media industry?
  • Why did you choose this particular career?
  • Why do you want to work for our company?
  • What experience do you have that makes you feel that you will be successful in this position?
  • What are your strengths / weaknesses?
  • How do you spend your spare time?
  • What jobs have you enjoyed the most? The least? Why?
  • When have you shown initiative?
  • What did you achieve in your last position?
  • Why should I hire you?

http://www.mediasquarerecruitment.co.uk/interview-tips/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaaction/jobs/how-to-interview

 

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