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Interview: Tips & Advice

2019

"Make sure that your video submission is as creative as possible. The HR team have to sift through many videos, it's best to make it memorable."
Intern, London
"We were asked to send in a three- to five-minute video. My main tip would be to make your video stand out by filming it on a construction site, walking around your favourite London development or showing videos/photos of your extracurricular activities."
Intern, London
"The interview process was a Youtube video interview, which included four questions. The process was fine but it did take me a long time to film. My tips to other applicants would be to think outside of the box and film with plenty of time to spare."
Intern, London
"The interview process at CBRE was different to other companies, which stood out to me when applying. The five-minute video forced you to think outside of the box and use your creative abilities. My tips are to be yourself when filming the video. Don't take yourself too seriously but make sure you come across as passionate and enthusiastic about the role."
Intern, London
"I think the best advice I can give to other interns is to understand that no matter what job they're in or what hobby they do, it is all relevant and is a huge part of their personal growth. Sharing your experiences and relating them to how they will help you in your career path is great. Don't be ashamed of who you are and have faith in what you want to do. Be expressive and unafraid to show your passion for property and what you do for hobbies etc."
Intern, Liverpool/Manchester
"We were asked to make a video submission answering four pre-assigned questions. Search on Youtube to see what other people have done to give you some ideas but try to keep yours original."
Intern, London
"It was far better than any other process I've been involved in as it was original, thought-provoking and not tedious."
Intern, London
"We had to undertake a five-minute video for our application process. This was very different to what I was expecting but allowed me to show off more of my personality compared to what a standard interview or a paper application would do. I would advise candidates to, as cliché as it sounds, really have fun with it. Certainly don't take yourself too seriously but also show a part of your professional side and make it memorable! Don't simply stand in front of a camera and yammer on for five minutes."
Intern, London
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