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We work with you to identify your skills and strengths; create and project a memorable, positive and persuasive impression; and become familiar with the Swiss hiring culture and codes. Learn about best-practices and get one-on-one advice. 


Students Working Together

The Interview Skills Workshop includes the following topics:

  • What is the Job Interview?
  • Types of interviews
  • What to expect…before, during, and after
  • The Three Ps: Prepare, Practice, and Perform
  • Learn how to develop your STORY.
  • Types of Interviews/Questions
  • Small Group and Individual Practice




Course Outline

Part I. Why do we really need to interview?

We begin the workshop with an overview of the interview process and talking about some good (and bad) experiences we've all had. We'll look at things from the interviewer's perspective and learn what interviews actually measure. We'll also look at the various types of interviews.  Practical exercises will allow you to start reflecting on how you respond in each. 

Part II. What are they really asking?

Navigating through the interview can be a challenge, but it helps to know what the motivations are behind each question. Here we'll look at many of the most frequently asked questions and develop the skills for you to identify what the interviewer is really asking. We'll run drills to make sure you can quickly and painlessly dissect the questions and analyze your interviewer's intent. 

Part III. What are you really saying? Managing yourself in the interview process.

Now that you know what you're being asked, it's time to think about what you're actually answering. We'll not only examine your word choice, but also talk about the art and science of metacommunication. 

- - Lunch Break - -

Part IV. Interviewing in Switzerland & Special Situations

After a well deserved lunch break, we'll ease back into the seminar by looking at the cultural aspects of interviewing in Switzerland. What is expected in your culture of origin may be innapropriate in Basel. Let's see how many "norms" you get right! Then we'll talk about how you can handle those 1% outlier situations that always seem to happen 100% of the time!  

Part V. Applying what you've learned with practice, practice, practice!

We'll work in groups and bring it all together. You'll practice by answering the tough questions and you'll get to see the process and progress from the outside looking in. 



Course Details:


Who is this course for? This course is designed for job seekers who want to ensure that they demonstrate their passion and skills effectively in person, on the phone, and in video interviews.
Date and Time Friday, March 16, 2018, from 9:00 - 16:30.
Class Size

Registration is limited to 12 participants in order to ensure a high level of interaction and personal attention.

Language The course is taught entirely in English
Cost CHF 450 which includes all materials.
(Participants who enroll in both the CV clinic and the interview skills workshops save CHF 150)
Location The BSB Campus, Centralbahnplatz 12


Register Now!

You can register online by completing this form.  If your prefer, you can call our Office of Admissions directly at +41 61 271 90 00.

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