How to Succeed at Interviews


The interview is an important part of the recruitment process which gives you an opportunity to show the employer that you are suitable for the job.

Interviews can be face-to-face or via the telephone. Skype and video interviews are becoming more popular now and often used to filter the best candidates before progressing to the next stage.

The websites below provide further details about the different types of interview and what to expect. For additional information, see our leaflet How to Succeed at Interviews [PDF] If you would like a printed copy, please call into the Careers office at Luton or Bedford campus.

Videos and Interactive Tools

  • Have a go at some practice video interviews without leaving your home! Login to Handshake using your student username and password. University of Bedfordshire graduate? You will need to register for a graduate account first. Once logged in, you will see a link to access practice interviews by selecting from the Resources area. If you have any questions, please email

Information and Advice

See our helpsheet: Making a success of interviews [PDF] which includes sample questions and how to respond to them.

If you would like to arrange a mock interview with one of our advisers, please email


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