Shortlist.Me: Real world interview practice for students and graduates.

Shortlist.Me is an interview preparation platform which helps you practice a range of different careers and recruiter video interviews. In a competitive job market feeling comfortable in interviews is key and this takes practice and experience – the more you interview, the more you learn about yourself and what is expected.

Shortlist.Me interview practice is available 24/7 from any location. You can access the platform directly and complete practice interviews independently at a time that best suits you.

What types of interview can you practice on?

If you haven’t had a lot of interview experience it is a great way to get started and have a realistic video interview practice. There are industry and role specific interviews, for example, Engineering, Legal, Banking and Finance, Teaching, Consultancy and more, or you can even try one of the company specific practice interviews. We've also created Faculty practice interviews for an introduction to video interviews if you're not sure where to start.

How it works

  • Register with your email address on the Shortlist.Me Marketplace for the practice video interviews you want to take. You are required to opt-in to the Shortlister privacy statement to access and complete an interview (See our Privacy notice below).
  • You’ll receive an email with the interview link to complete within the deadline (usually 5 days) If you miss the deadline you can request to extend via the interview link.
  • As you work through the interview you can practice answering questions with a set thinking and answer time limit, just like a real video interview. After each question attempt you can review your performance and receive tips to help you evaluate your answers. You can re-try the question as many times as you like until you’re ready to move on to the next.
  • After completing the interview you’ll get an email with a link to see your interview answers again and automated AI feedback on rate of speech (how fast you were speaking) and whether you used filler words, eg um.

Make sure you have a working webcam, microphone and good internet connection. ShortList.Me works best using Google Chrome and you can use laptop or smartphone/tablet.

If you have a disability or learning difficulty eg. dyslexia, you can ask employers for reasonable adjustments to give you fair access to interviews. This would usually take the form of extra thinking and answering time. If you would like to request a practice Shortlist.Me interview with added time please log into CareerConnect and send a query to the Careers Team.
On Shortlist.Me, after each question attempt you can pause to give you extra thinking time and you can re-take the question as many times as you like until you’re ready to move on.

Privacy Notice

You are required to opt-in to the Shortlister privacy statement to access and complete an interview. Shortlister privacy notice can be found by clicking here. Your interview is stored on the Shortlister system for 12 months and then deleted.

The Careers Service will have access to student and graduate information including completed interviews and simple AI feedback reports. Where students and graduates are offered more detailed feedback Careers Staff will have access to this report. Information provided will be used to inform and develop Careers support materials and at times support students and graduates with further interview practice. All information will be retained inline with The University of Manchester’s data retention policies. More information can be found Privacy and Information Governance.

To make sure you are fully interview prepared we recommend

  1. Watch our GET INTERVIEW READY videos
  2. Watch our ‘On-Demand’ Video workshops
  3. Practice your Interview Technique via ShortList.Me
  4. Got an interview coming up? Congratulations! Book an Interview Simulation Appointment with our Careers Consultants.

We will be gradually adding to the selection of interviews on Shortlist.Me, so keep checking back to try the latest interviews.

If you have any questions or would like to tell us what you think of this new interview resource, please log into CareerConnect and send a query to the Careers Team.