Personal Experience During an Interview

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When I think of the word interview I think of it as a series of questions asked from one person to another to seek information. In my previous assessment we were asked to interview a fellow peer, on their personal experience of QIBT so far this year. We were not given any question, but made to think of our own. As we were interviewing our peer another peer was marking us on our overall ability to interview. This piece of reflective writing will be an explanation of what I thought my personal strengths and weaknesses were throughout my interview. Through reflecting on my previous interview I was able to pull apart both positives and negatives aspects of my interview allowing myself time to look into the effects that the negative points had on my overall interviewing skills, and how I can better those weaknesses for future interviewing opportunities. The main points that I believe I completed well were as follows; my understanding of how to use an array of open-ended questions, also my ability to create a welcoming environment through establishing rapport immediately. From the start of my interview I made it my personal goal to create a professional environment that allow Mary Doe to feel safe and able to talk openly, when responding to my questions about QIBT. A personal factor that I made sure I did correctly was arriving to the assessment dressed appropriately. This allows a professional theme to be set from the start of the interview. I started the interview off well by introducing myself, and the purpose of this interview. This allows her and letting her know clearly that nothing that is spoken today leaves this room, and I followed that with making sure she understood this and if she had any concerns prior or ... ... middle of paper ... ...Doe feel uncomfortable. My overall interaction throughout the interview I felt was positive. I allowed myself to follow what we previously learnt in class about body language to positively effect my interviewing. This was seen to be mirrored by Mary Doe as she remained calm with positive body language throughout the whole interview even when we went into depth with some questions she remained calm and open to responding. This would not be possible if the environment that I created for the interview was built on negative interaction, as her and myself would be closed off to the idea of opening up and answering any questions. Through effective body language I was able to facilitate effective communication. As body language plays an important roll in effective communication. This skill sets an overall tone for the whole interview. “Panamerican health organization”
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