Interviews are a two way process. They are an opportunity for employers to find out more about you, and for you to find out more about them. If you have been invited to an interview then your application has been effective and you now have the chance to talk directly to your prospective employers to see if this opportunity is for you. Not all interviews will be successful, but all experience will be useful in helping you prepare for future applications.

This topic will help you to:

  • prepare for an interview
  • differentiate between types of interview
  • prepare for different types of question and activity
  • understand what employers want from interviews
  • recognise the role of appearance and body language
  • learn from your interview experience

Activities at the interviews

Some interviews do have activities to test your capabilities either through a presentation, a written test, role play, a group exercise, in tray out tray exercise, a psychometric test and even through a social event. Read more about these activities in Advice A-Z – Assessment Centres.

Interview Skills