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Job Interview Skills and Techniques – Kickstart Scheme

Job Interview Skills and Techniques – Kickstart Scheme

@ Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce Delivered Online Edinburgh Midlothian EH2 2LE

9th March, 2022 09:30-12:30 Training 125.00-150.00
To secure a position of employment, the biggest hurdle to cross after the formal application is of course the interview.  It’s the key opportunity you have to sell yourself in the best light possible to a future employer and create a positive and memorable first impression. 
This half day workshop will give you the essential knowledge and teach you the tools and techniques necessary to give an outstanding performance at interview. Learn what it is that employers are looking for at interview, how to avoid the all too common pitfalls and what you can do to ensure that a potential future employer will end up offering you the job.

Who should attend
This workshop has been developed specifically for the UK Government Kickstart Scheme as part of the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce’s wrap around employability support toolkit.  Individuals with limited or no interview experience will find this training particularly useful.  School / college leavers, graduates and job returners wishing to brush up on their interview skills will also benefit.

Learning Outcomes
  • Understanding different interview formats – one to one, panel, competency based etc. and how to adequately prepare for these.
  • 30 minutes before an interview.
  • How to make use of quality conversation.
  • Matching business cultures and values
  • How you look - handling and managing nerves and anxiety
  • It’s not just what you bring its who is bringing it.
  • “Fine thanks” is not an option.
  • How to answer questions – STAR techniques
  • Handling difficult questions
  • Turning negatives into positives
  • Virtual or face to face.
  • Telephone screening and assessment centres
Course Director: Mark Mackenzie Smith

Train your team:
This course can be delivered on site for corporate teams and tailored to your specific requirements. For details contact

The ECC training experience:
Expert trainers - Passionate specialists who keep up to date with the latest trends in their field
Quality delivery - Trainers are assessed annually on the quality of their delivery and delegate engagement
Practical training methods - Theory and practical based training to take back to the office
Small class sizes - No more than 15 people to ensure you get the most from our trainers
Wide breadth of topics - ECC offer over 40 different essential business training courses covering everything from Leadership and Management through to Digital and International Trade
3 learning levels – Beginner /Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced
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