Interview Presentation

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Q. I have to give a presentation of myself/my CV, projects etc to a group of 8-10 people. I have not done this type of an interview before now and am not sure how the best way to approach this is, any advice? Sarah

A. Usually these presentations are quite short – 10-15 minutes. If you are using PowerPoint you should have only 3 or 4 slides.  Each slide should have a heading – strengths, achievements, experiences, qualifications, unless the interviewers have given you specific questions to answer. If there is a panel of 8-10 people, you will probably be doing your presentation standing up.

Remember to make good eye contact with the panel, keep your body language open and don’t read from your slides.

Remember that your slides should only have key information, bullet points on them, because you will be expanding on them when you speak. Have a copy of your presentation that you can give to the panel afterwards.