Careers Service

Prepare for interviews

Preparing for interviews is a concern for many students. We offer a range of information and services to help.

1-1 help with preparation and practice

  • Information and advice Talk to a member of the Information team without appointment for advice and tips.
  • Careers guidance appointment Discuss interview technique, get tips for preparing for a forthcoming interview, discuss how a past interview went and get coaching to help you resolve issues.

Video interview preparation

Interview simulation appointments

The simulation will take the form of a role play where the Careers Consultant takes the part of the interviewer and asks you questions before giving you feedback on your performance. The questions will be based on your application and job/course details which you need to submit in advance. Suitable for a job or postgraduate course interview.

  • Bookable when you have a real interview coming up, please book as soon as the date of your real interview is confirmed.
  • Appointments must be booked and documents uploaded a minimum of 48 hours in advance to allow preparation.
  • Interview simulation slots are 30 minutes long, if you have a disability you may book a 60 minute appointment.
  • You are able to book one interview simulation in a 30 day period.
  • All appointments are subject to availability.
  • If you arrive late for a careers appointment it may not be practical to give you the advice you need and you may be asked to rebook.

Please note: we are unable to simulate group, panel, technical or research based interviews, nor can we predict the exact questions you will face at your real interview.

Booking instructions

Book in person or phone 0161 275 2829. You will be asked to:

  • Provide your ID number, name and up to date contact details.
  • Upload a copy of your application and details about the job/course to CareersLink a minimum of 48 hours before the appointment.

If you are unable to make or no longer need your appointment please cancel it in good time. Please ring 0161 275 2829.

Need a location for a Skype or telephone interview?

Location: The Atrium: 1st floor University Place

Depending on availability you may be able to book a pod

  • Ask at the Careers Desk
  • Book one working day in advance
  • You may not use the landline or PC
  • Check your mobile / WIFI reception in advance

Priority use of pods is for Careers staff. Note pods are not silent spaces, you will hear some noise.