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Seminar by Mr. Artemis Alifragkis Human Resources Supervisor of Atlantic Bulk Carriers Management Ltd, and graduate of BCA’s Shipping Department

Furthering the program of academic talks/seminars with BCA graduates as keynote speakers, on the 12th & 13th of November 2015, BCA College had the pleasure of hosting the seminar “The Art of Interviewing” by Mr. Artemis Alifragkis Human Resources Supervisor of Atlantic Bulk Carriers Management Ltd, and graduate of BCA’s Shipping Department (BSc 2007 & MA 2008).

During the two-day seminar, Mr. Alifragkis talked about the interview process and the types of interviews. Given his many years of experience in the field of HR in the shipping industry, he analyzed examples of good and bad interview practices, gave advice on how to prepare for an interview and communicate better during the process; as well as ways of impressing the interviewer afterwards.

Mr. Alifragkis, noted the importance of preparing for an interview. He stated that before going to an interview every candidate must obtain information about the company and its culture, mentally prepare answers to potential interview questions, and questions to ask the interviewer. Additionally the keynote speaker stressed the impact of non-verbal communication (body language & dress code), which is a contributing factor for a successful interview.