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Careers Service

Interviews

Congratulations you have been invited for an interview for a job or course.

For many interviews it is likely you will be asked questions around:

  • Why you have applied to the organisation or institution.
  • Why you are interested in the role or course.
  • Assessing if you have the skills and attributes to do the job or complete the course.

Learn how to be successful at each stage by reading through our preparation guidance, laid out step by step.

Please ensure that you are up-to-date with and following government guidelines if you are invited to attend an interview in person.

How to prepare

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Practice and get advice

Need a space for a video interview/assessment centre?

Students can book an individual space on campus for an Employer Online Interview or an Assessment Centre. Around 60 small central teaching rooms are available across campus. Book using Resource Booker. Government guidelines are being followed regarding COVID-19.

Worried about affording an interview outfit?

Smart Works is a charity which offers women a free outfit for a job interview. You need to book a 2 hour appointment with them and travel to one of their offices, (the closest to campus is in Stockport, close to the railway station). The first hour of the appointment is a fashion consultation where a volunteer helps you select your outfit which is yours to keep, including accessories such as shoes, coat and tights. The second hour is interview advice and support.

  • Book with the Manchester Smart Works office by phoning 0161 974 0669.
    N.B their website says you must be referred by a partner agency but they have told us they are happy for women to self-refer. If you have any difficulties contact us and we will refer you.
  • You must have a real interview coming up.
  • There is no means-test to qualify.

Smart Works only provide outfits for women. Unfortunately we are not aware of a similar service for men at this time.