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Preparation is key to a successful interview

Preparation is key to a successful interview Getting ready for a summer placement, internship or an interview?

Preparation is essential. It just so happens that the Discover Risk team have put together some handy hints and tips to help you get ready in the best way.

These points may seem obvious but it's surprising how many people don't do them. 

Firstly, familiarise yourself with the company and the role that you are applying for.  Research the company and their line of business.  What are their objectives and values?  What are the key tasks and responsibilities of the role that you are applying for?

Secondly, know how to present yourself. What you wear to an interview can be just as important as what you say.  Polish those shoes and remember to remove anything that could cause distraction; bright nail polish, headphones (we wouldn't write it if it hadn't happened), and clunky jewellery.

Lastly, timing is crucial! Never arrive late and make sure you plan your journey beforehand - particularly important when travelling into London.

These are just the basics.  We've produced a whole page of useful advice and mock questions to help you prepare. 

Leading insurer Allianz provide hints for interview preparation as do the world's leading specialist insurance market Lloyds of London. 

And if you haven't sorted your summer placement yet, it's not too late. Allianz's scheme is still open - click here for more.

Good luck!

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