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Interview Preparation Tips – Part One

Finding it difficult to practise for your interview? We’ve created a range of interview preparation tips, including practical advice, games and tips on how to prepare for the day, covering all interview question types and different learning styles. This blog is Part One – stay tuned for Part Two soon!

1. Make mind maps for each interview topic

This may be a good preparation technique if you’re a visual or linguistic learner. Take a look at our Interview Question Bank and make a large mind map for each topic. This can be a good way to plan your answers and collect your ideas in one place. Here are a few examples of how these could work:

2. Play games and explain a process to a friend

If you’re preparing for an MMI, this will be great communication practice – and is great if you’re an auditory learner. Try explaining an activity to a friend or family member as if you were teaching them for the first time. Here are a few ideas:

With a group of friends, or with your family, you could also make a bank of these types of questions, toss them into a hat, and each take it in turns to explain your card to the rest of the group – this might be a fun way to prepare, and you’ll be able to practice your communication skills at the same time!

Another fun way to prepare for creativity questions may be to do a similar thing, and pool together a group of questions to put into a hat, such as:

The group can then take it in turns to explain their reasoning – and you could then look at Creativity Questions for our detailed answer guides to see if you were on the right lines!

3. Highlight your work experience diary

This may a good technique if you’re struggling to apply your work experience to different scenarios. Go through your work experience diaries with a highlighter to find the key points, such as specific patient interactions or observations. After this, you could go through the Interview Question Bank and organise your experiences under different headings to help you tackle these questions in an interview. For example:

Good luck with your interview preparation – and stay tuned for Part Two!

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