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Practise makes perfect

July 15, 2022 by Curtin CEL Team

Practise makes perfect

Interviews are often one of the most nerve-wracking and challenging experiences in the job application process. No-one likes being aware that they’re being evaluated. And no-one wants to miss out on an opportunity that they’re the perfect fit for because nerves got the better them.

Preparation is key to your performance during an interview, and that’s why we suggest rehearsing as much as you can. With more and more employers using online platforms, we’ve found you a unique opportunity to gain a sense of what to expect in a video interview.

Taking part in an honours research project is a truly novel way to practise your interview technique!

What’s involved
The research team is looking for volunteers who can attend the Consumer Research Lab at Curtin Business School B408.

You’ll complete an anonymous online questionnaire relating to how interviews make you feel, and then take part in a short 10 minute simulated online video interview, answering four commonly asked questions. You’ll then fill out a final anonymous online questionnaire to reflect on your experience.

All up, it will 30 to 45 minutes, and you’ll receive an Angazi Cafe voucher as a thank you!

Register your interest and the research team will be in touch.
The study runs from Monday 18 July to Saturday 27 August.

More information
Should you wish to discuss the study with the research team directly, please contact the student researcher Jenna Cawthray at
Alternatively, you may contact chief investigator Associate Professor Patrick Dunlop at

Curtin University Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) has approved this study (HRE2022-0306). Should you wish to discuss the study with someone not directly involved, in particular, any matters concerning the conduct of the study or your rights as a participant, or you wish to make a confidential complaint, you may contact the Ethics Officer on (08) 9266 9223 or the Manager, Research Integrity on (08) 9266 7093 or email

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