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Interview: Tips & Advice (graduates)
What kind of candidates does your firm look to hire? What tips and advice would you offer potential candidates? How would you recommend candidates best prepare for the interview?
"The key is to prepare scenarios of instances where you showed key competencies and skills relevant to the job role. It's important that you show the key skills necessary and it's advisable to look over Engineers Ireland's competencies based on engineering level."Graduate, Galway
"Boston uses a video interview process to filter the applicants. One recommendation would be to use the practice option until you feel ready as it can be different if you are only used to face-to-face interviews."Graduate, Galway
"I felt the interview was very relaxed and they weren't trying to catch me out. Past experience was important."Entry level, Galway
"The interview is largely focused on past experience and how it would apply to future work. Think about what the company is looking for and what relevant experience you have that relates to this. Having a work experience placement made this a lot easier but college work, part-time jobs and projects can be relevant too."Entry level, Galway
"The interview process for the graduate programme was made up of a video interview followed by a face-to-face interview. The important thing is to come across as confident, prepared and friendly."Graduate, Galway
"It's an online application process with an initial Skype interview. If successful, you are brought in for face-to-face interviews. The interview itself is in a relaxed atmosphere and it feels more like you are having a conservation rather than being interrogated. The best way to prepare is to know your CV inside and out and only include the actual work you have done as the majority of the interview is based on your CV. The rest of the interview is based on you, the person, as they try to see whether you're a good fit within the organisation and teams."Entry level, Galway
"Learn about the business, products and processes of Boston Scientific as much as possible prior to an interview. Concentrate on displaying strong people skills, examples of teamwork and an awareness of how you can add value throughout all roles of the company. Try to display ambition and potential for leadership roles."Graduate, Galway
"Know your CV and know what the company does. Be honest and don't try to answer something that you don't know the answer to – they understand that you won't know everything they ask. Try to recall all the skills and understanding you gained from previous experience."Graduate, Galway
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