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Interview preparation and practice

Understanding the different types of interviews, the best techniques to answering the questions and becoming more familiar with typical interview questions is something all students need to be prepared for. We offer a range of information and support to help you.

2020 has seen a shift in the way employers are interviewing. Due to recent restrictions in place, you are likely to be interviewed either via the telephone, live on a Skype call, or perhaps be asked to complete a pre-recorded video interview, which the assessor will watch back after you have submitted. Most of the time, your first interview can feel intimidating, so we want to provide you with opportunities to practice!

  • Online Workshops are available for you to participate in or watch back at a later date

Contact us via email if you have a question/query about an interview you have been asked to complete.

Video interview practice

If you have already been invited to complete a pre-recorded video interview, please contact us via email to be set up with a Sonru video interview - the same software a lot of employers are using such as CERN, Mi5 and Rolls-Royce - so you can have a realistic practice.

An alternative practice is to have an Interview simulation with a Careers Consultant

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 interview simulation is suitable for a job or postgraduate course interview.

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.