This talk was the second in a series of talks by Mrs Pippa Robinson (1983-1987, Roderic), acting as a continuation from the previous session on how to write a CV. As a former CLC girl herself, her journey upon leaving College has been incredible and extremely inspiring.
I walked into the PGC Library that afternoon nervous and unsure I would ever be comfortable and confident going into interviews. The session Mrs Robinson led was extremely useful and I quickly felt at ease through her use of humour an calm and reassuring tone. I am glad to have been proved wrong as I left the session with a new-found sense of security and hope. I felt inspired and "ready to take on the world".
Mrs Robinson gave us a whistle-stop tour of the components that make a good interview — from research before the interview to effectively following-up after the formal interview is over. Her insight was crucial and she highlighted some essential points and easily-forgotten mistakes often made during interviews. Mrs Robinson did an excellent job at giving professional advice that can apply to any interview, no matter what the purpose. This talk will really benefit me in the future, and for that I am truly grateful for the PGC and Guild for continuing to guide and champion the educational and professional development of young women.
Karina Shethia, SFC1