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Camerafilm10 Wed 21-Jun-17 23:34:39

I have an interview in a couple of weeks time. Its a different role to what I normally do, but using my experience.
Part of the interview is to do a presentation but the content of this cannot be found by internet search or elsewhere.( The candidates who are already in similar roles will know what to present,as its to do with the role they are already in)
Would it be fine to ask one of the team for some pointers /advice on it etc
My partner thinks this will look like I don't have a clue but I'm thinking that if I do a bad presentation I won't get the job anyway.
Anyone work on interview panels and can help ? It's a small team , so if I do make contact ,the panel will know that I have .
Thanks !

Catinthecorner Wed 21-Jun-17 23:38:15

I'm not sure I understand. Is it you're unsure of what topic you should be presenting on, or you don't know the perimeters (time/audience size/available equipment) or something else?

Camerafilm10 Wed 21-Jun-17 23:48:29

It's to do with the topic which is quite specific to the role and because I haven't been in that role before , I am unsure what content to put in to answer the presentation question

TheSnowFairy Wed 21-Jun-17 23:54:07

You can find everything on the internet, I'd guess you're not using correct search terms.

Don't go back and ask, the idea of the presentation is to show what you do know.

Keep looking using different phrases - you will find some information.

Good luck.

Catinthecorner Thu 22-Jun-17 00:14:00

Its difficult to advise without details but assuming it's something like a ten minute presentation on basic project management tools and methodologies I'd expect you to do the research independently.

If it's more like a presentation on which of the three secret ingredients in our best selling product is most important it might be prudent to contact the team in advance.

Catinthecorner Thu 22-Jun-17 00:14:59

If you could give us a general industry or role area someone will probably be able to point you in the right direction to dig

ChildishGambino Thu 22-Jun-17 00:18:51

Yes yes to googling different stuff. If you need to ask for advice then take the JD to someone you trust and get their help. No one from work...

ifonlyyouknew Thu 22-Jun-17 00:20:45

Do your research around the subject but get it touch with recruiter/panel & ask for any guidance - just be sure to make it sound like you're looking for context (rather than clues) so you can make sure it's befitting. If there's specific questions you can ask then even better. Good luck!

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