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35 Ways to Master the Art of the Interview

2. Consider asking for a mid-morning, mid-week interview time

See for example http://www.glassdoor.com/blog/5-tips-times-schedule-interview/ or http://www.theguardian.com/education/2002/sep/21/students.schools3

4. Get in the zone

Stress management study conducted by Dr E Porensky
https://ccme.osu.edu/WebCastsFiles/562The%20Management%20of%20Stress%20-%202.pdf

5. Interviews still matter – a lot

Hudson's The Hiring Report

7. You’ve got one-tenth of a second to impress

Research conducted by Janine Willis and Alexander Todorov, see
http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/publications/observer/2006/july-06/how-many-seconds-to-a-first-impression.html

8. Colour code yourself

Cross-cultural study into colour emotions conducted by Ou, Luo, Woodcock and Wright
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/col.20010/abstract

10. Have your shake and smile down pat

Research conducted by Robert Provine, University of Maryland Professor of Psychology. See http://cogweb.ucla.edu/Abstracts/Provine_96.html and http://provine.umbc.edu/books/laughter-a-scientific-investigation/

12. Employ the Jedi mind trick of mirroring

Study by Lafrance and Broadbent on group rapport and posture sharing -
http://gom.sagepub.com/content/1/3/328.short

14. Overcome unconscious bias

Study by Hooley and Yates into appearance, attractiveness and self-presentation impact on people’s careers -
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03069885.2014.975676#.VIUlSr5lzCA

See this Kirwan Institute report for more information - http://kirwaninstitute.osu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/2014-implicit-bias.pdf

17. Be authentic  

Study by R, Kraut on observers’ ability to identify lying by job interviewees –
http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/psp/36/4/380/

20. Be a specialist

http://poetsandquants.com/2013/06/26/stanfords-spiky-new-job-strategy-for-mbas/

21. Mastering behavioural questions 

Study showing answers to behavioural questions predict future performance -
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1468-2389.00153/abstract

23. Mistakes to avoid when answering behavioural questions

MyCareer@Origin provided by Viren Thakrar

Study by Eisenberger, Stinghamber, Vandenburghe, Sucharski and Rhoades on relationship between supervisor support and retention - http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/apl/87/3/565/

32. Psychometric testing

Study by Campion, Pursell and Brown on the effectiveness of psychometric testing -
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1744-6570.1988.tb00630.x/abstract

 

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