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    mak_trouble891
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    I have a job interview coming up, it’s a group interview. I have never done a group interview before, any suggestions or advice, I’m rather nervous.

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    #108853
    Aunt_FloAunt_Flo
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    I’ve had a few group interviews. I think an important thing is to be yourself, because in a group it’s very easy to spot someone who is trying too hard/faking it, e.g. answering ‘I work too hard’ as your biggest weakness would come across as even more inauthentic in a group interview than usual. Otherwise, practising your answers for common questions might come in handy in case someone has your answer and you need to shake things up a bit to stand out. Good luck with the interview!

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    #108854
    NickiPower
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    Don’t be nervous, mostly those group interviews are pretty fun. They get you to do activities and role playing so it feels natural – maybe even better than having a one-on-one interview (if you’re like me in that my mouth struggles to catch up with my brain). Good luck! 

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    #108855
    mak_trouble891
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    Awesome advice 🙂
    The interviews tomorrow, so I’ll let you know how I go

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    #108856
    mak_trouble891
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    Speaking of job interviews, has anyone had any bad or funny experiences?

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    #108857
    Curiosity
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    @mak_trouble891  how did your group interview go? My most common interview blunder, is making sure my words come out as intended, but sometimes I accidentally mash together words from being nervous

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    #108858
    mak_trouble891
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    @Caiti, the group interview went really well. It was a great experience. We did a lot of activities, which was really fun and relaxing. I made it to the individual interviews, and am now just waiting to hear how I went.

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    #108859
    NickiPower
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    @Curiosity That’s my biggest problem too! My brain works overtime and my mouth can’t keep up! 

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    #108860
    walk_on_walls
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    Good luck @mak_trouble891

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    #108861
    mak_trouble891
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    Just an update, I got the job!!

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    #108862
    mak_trouble891
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    Following on from my group interview, I had an individual interview. One of the questions really stumped me. I was asked to describe 3 of my strengths and 3 weaknesses. Has anyone else had a question like this in an interview? What was your response? I personally found it harder to name my strengths lol

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    #108863
    NickiPower
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    @mak_trouble891 It is, I guess that’s because we’re always criticising ourselves! I think they’re also after what you think is a strength or weakness which gives a little insight to your personality too (and how you would fit in with the team).  

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    #108864
    walk_on_walls
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    Congratulations on getting the job!!! @mak_trouble891

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    #108865
    NickiPower
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    Congrats @mak_trouble891

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