Last call for DeLever APC Commercial Property mock interviews
Sunday 6th April 2014, Bedford AND London Sunday 13th April 2014, London AND East Midlands Airport
If you are sitting the final assessment this Spring, a DeLever mock interview will really help you to understand what you will be facing, how you might be questioned and where your weaknesses lie. “The DeLever mock interview process was invaluable during my preparation for final assessment. In my opinion there is no substitute for being in a life like interview situation to help gain the necessary experience. Highly recommended.” C. Chisnall – Commercial Property – Due to sit the APC April 2014
You have to have a mock!” G Salhus MRICS, 2 Dec 13
“Thank you very much for your feedback after the DeLever mock interview. It was incredibly helpful and was definitely worth doing.” J. Hayhurst MRICS, 18 Nov 13
Did you know Anxiety is one of the biggest confidence killers?…so let’s deal with it! How? Know what to expect and practice practice practice…
DeLever are holding masterclasses on the Wednesday the 26th March that will cover everything you need to know and how to prepare for the final assessment:
Final Assessment Interview A step by step account of the RICS APC 60 minute interview. Providing key tips and a real-to-life walk DVD of the format of the interview.
Final Assessment Presentation A guide to structuring the presentation, preparing notes, verbal script and visual aids. The masterclass covers body language, using humour in the presentation, delivery style and handling questions.
There is not better way to prepare for the Final Assessment than to have a Mock Interview, this is as close to the real thing as you can get! It’s an hour long interview with a panel of 3 assessors and includes a 15min critique at the end. Both the mock interview and the feedback session are recorded and you will be given online access to this recording a few days after the mock interview.
Jon Lever FRICS will be providing regular commentary for PER candidates and offering a common sense approach to this Membership Route.
I am a complete advocate for PER and in effect ANY of the current route into RICS Membership, but they all come with the need to prepare effectively and realise that they are not easy to achieve.
Unfortunately the PER route seems to be viewed as a quicker, simpler route into membership and I am sorry to burst that bubble and say it is not.
P is for PREPARATION and realising any attempt at the APC should be preceded with at least 4 to 6 months worth of preparation. Do less than this and all you are doing, in my view, is preparing to fail.
E is for EXPERIENCE and it is not just about having years of experience but about identifying the relevant and effective experience that reflect the APC Pathway Competency requirements and shows you off in the best light.
R is for REALITY CHECK. It is so important to realise that the APC is not the same as every day work so how hard can it be! More often than not the referred candidates I talk to say that they did not realise just home much work or preparation was required. So remember the reality is about relevant experience but also about up-to-date knowledge and understanding.
The assessors are expecting to meet candidates who are competent, experienced and a SAFE PAIR OF HANDS however experienced you are.