Check your technology
Don't miss the opportunity of taking part in the practice sessions above to familiarise yourself with the platform and how the technology works. If you have concerns about either your technology or being able to ensure a quiet, undisturbed environment at home we would encourage you to approach your school/college if applicable to support you in providing this.
Check your connectivity
Do ensure you have a good internet connection. Where possible, try and use a device that is plugged into the internet (with an Ethernet cable), as opposed to a wireless device.
Arrive in plenty of time
Make sure you are ready in plenty of time before the interview in case of any issues that may arise. Be sat down and ready to start in at least 15-20 minutes before you are due to log in (don’t log in early!) and have a comfort break in advance and a drink to hand.
Read, read and read the instructions for MMI so you know what to expect and how it will run. Please make sure that you have all your documents to hand that we will be requiring. If possible, try and have a practice couple of interview questions with a teacher or sensible adult to give you feedback on your performance. Practice really does help with performance and nerves. Make sure you are well fed and watered and get a good night's sleep so you are in best condition to perform well.
First impressions matter
Be polite and courteous at all times. Ensure you are dressed smartly and professionally – the interview may be online but the expectations remain the same. “Dress like you would like to see your Doctor dressed”. Try and remove any distractions from the background and keep it as simple as you are able.
Be aware of body language
Don’t be too fidgety and try to stay natural. It is ok to smile. It may be worth filming yourself practising to see how you come across. Try and maintain eye contact by looking into the camera.
Take your time
Try not to rush your answers. Speak clearly, and concisely and explain your reasoning and thoughts.
Always answer the question you have been asked
When under pressure or you have rehearsed too much, it can be easy to not answer the question being asked. Listen carefully and read all instructions so you know exactly what is being asked of you.
If you have a bad station, continue
Remember, every station is considered independently so if a station hasn’t gone as well as you may have hoped, park it and move on. Usually it hasn’t gone as bad you think and you don’t want it to effect the performance on your other stations. Keep your enthusiasm up throughout.
We want to know more about you, your goals and aspirations and your achievements. We don’t want you to be all the same – so be yourself and make your aim showing us the best of you. You have worked hard to get to this point.
Enjoy it and good luck!