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Top tips for health and social care interviews at BU

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biggest health tips I would give for younger
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students coming in for an interview many
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of which would never have been
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interviewed before so my advice to them
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would be to actually Google interview
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questions for student nurses maybe put
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them in a bag get their family members
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to sit there and practice interviewing
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with them so they pick out a question in
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the bag and they’ve got to learn how to
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respond to that for those that may be
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older applicants that got experience in
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health and social care or maybe work in
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health and social care
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I really recommend they ask their
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workmates to interview them to practice
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their interview skills it’s really
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important that you come prepared we do
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normally ask you to have done some work
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prior to coming to the interview so make
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sure you do that double-check things
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like the time that you need to turn off
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parking etc etc but when you come it’s
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really important to really address the
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questions that we’re asking you we do
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tend to do group interviews and
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therefore you will have to demonstrate
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your ability to work with others and
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effectively communicate and again
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demonstrate your knowledge and
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understanding of the OT profession
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there’s a group interview where there’s
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a group activity and they become
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prepared with talking to a group it’s
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probably no more than about four or five
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within the group and they have to share
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some information and so with that we’re
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just looking at their interaction with
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their small group know how articulate
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they are how they can present that
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information but also more importantly
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listening to what other people are
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saying because they all have to ask a
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question about what’s just been said by
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other members in the group so they do
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that side and then after that there’s a
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one-to-one as well so there’s normally
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an academic and then there is a somebody
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from practice too because we like
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practice to be involved in our interview
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process and we work together as a team
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and interview the
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the successful students when you come
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for your interview you’re going to be
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nervous but you’ve got to remember why
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you’re there it’s only a few hours and
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then it’s over and as long as you get
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how passionate you are across how much
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you want to be involved with the
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university and involved in the course
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and your future aspirations you’ll be
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fine
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it’s a day that’s structured I think
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quite rigorously but it’s not a day
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that’s set up to trip anybody up it’s
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designed for candidates to have the
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opportunity to give the best of
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themselves and I would always say to the
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candidate if we’re if we’re in the end
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for instance in a panel interview in the
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afternoon and you and you dry up and you
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just lost your train of thought then
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that doesn’t matter just stop just say
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can I can I take a few moments can I can
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I recollect myself can I gather myself
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of course you can of course you can it’s
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not about being clever with an interview
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it’s about being being the person that
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demonstrates that capacity to to care
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into practice and to study I really get
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to be able to see people to follow their
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dreams they come in with potential we
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spot people with potential and our job
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really is to help them fulfill that
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potential and go on and graduate
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you