This teaches the principles of interview technique for use in all kinds of job application. ‘Right-way-wrong-way’ illustrations are combined with an ‘answer-back’ technique where the user can practise while the programme is playing. This combines role-playing with CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy) to produce a powerful course in handling interviews and the unnecessary stress and strain that they can often cause.
Many people forget that being good at doing your job or playing a sport or becoming a member of a club or organisation does not necessarily make you good at being interviewed for them. Interviews do not happen very frequently for most people and, therefore, there is not much time to practise them. So it can be stressful to be in a situation where you have to present all of your “selling points” in a short period of time. To do it well, you have to treat the interview as something different from doing the job you are applying for.
Much of the success of a good interview rests on preparation and practice – yes, it is possible to practise for interviews and, in fact, essential if you want to show yourself to your best. This CBT-based course takes you through key situations and gives you the opportunity to practise as you listen and learn, developing the key techniques ahead of the interview. Cognitive behaviour therapy is a powerful set of “thinking tools” that give you a new perspective on stressful or challenging situations and this course uses CBT in a highly practical and user-friendly way.