It’s understandable to think of the viva as being “like a job interview”…
- You dress a little smarter than the everyday probably.
- You expect to be challenged by the questions you’ll be asked.
- As much as you prepare, you know you can’t anticipate everything.
- Like job interviews, it helps to treat a viva as something serious.
The success rate for a candidate is much higher in a viva though – because you’re not competing with anyone else. You’re trying to demonstrate what you’ve achieved and what you’re capable of, but not to be better than someone else.
It’s understandable to think of the viva as being like a job interview but there are better mindsets and better reflections to make of the viva. Understand what the viva is like, understand what it’s for, understand what you need to be and do.
When it comes to passing your viva, you’re the right person for the job.