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Interview Tips

On paper your application has ticked all the right boxes.  The interview is your opportunity to tell us face to face about you skills and experience and why you are a suitable for the role.

  • Interview Questions – Questions are usually based around the job description and Person specification. Ensure that you familiarise yourself with these before interview.

  • Think of examples - Show how you meet the person specification by usingexamples from your current or previous experiences. These examples should be brief and to the point.

  • Research – Do research about the trust, the job role and the department you will be working in.

  • Appearance – First impressions count so ensure you look smart

  • Arrive on time – Make sure you know where your interview is. The Trust is spread across the city so ensure you allow plenty of time to get to your interview. In some locations parking is limited so ensure you check this before the day.

  • Mobile phones – Before your interview, turn off your mobile so there are no distractions.

  • The interview – Try to relax as much as possible. Smiling will help to make you appear approachable. Throughout the interview make eye contact with everyone in the room. Body language can give the interview panel a lot of information. Folding your arms gives a negative impression so avoid doing this.

  • Listen and concentrate -Make sure you listen carefully to the questions. You can always take a note book in with you to write down the questions. This may help you to concentrate on the key points when you give your answer and ensure you sell yourself, skills and experience. If you don’t understand a question or want it repeating, just ask.

  • Ask questions – Think of a couple of questions to ask at the end of the interview. An interview is a two way process so asking questions not only shows you are interested in the job, but the right questions can help you decided if the job is what you are looking for.

Contact Us

Centralised Recruitment Team 

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust
3, Priestley Wharf
Holt Street
Birmingham Science Park
B7 4BN

Tel: 0121 466 7430

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8:30 am - 5:00 pm 
Monday to Friday