Don’t spend your time worrying about “interview technique” or second guessing your interviewer, telling them what they want to hear. And don’t try and bluff and dodge difficult questions.

Genuine employers with real career opportunities will respect far more those that handle well the unpleasant truth (maybe you were sacked by making a really silly mistake that you would never repeat, or maybe you failed all your A ‘Levels because you hated your school and were in with the wrong group of friends) than somebody who lies or deliberately misleads to hide the truth.

Most interviewers realise that people have problems with their careers and their lives. But what we look for in capable Managers are people who recognise problems, who handle them and deal with them logically and effectively. What we are not looking for are people who refuse to acknowledge that problems exist and try and sweep them under the carpet.

And in any case, if you learn “Interview Technique” and do it very well then they will end up employing the wrong person, do it badly and they will simply be put off you from the start.

Be yourself.

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