How to Succeed at Interviews

Introduction

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 439.7 KB If you would like a printed copy, please call into the Careers office at Luton or Bedford campus.

  • Inside Careers - specialists in graduate careers
  • Jobs.ac.uk - interview tips for jobs in higher education and academia
  • Prospects - types of interviews and tips on how to prepare for them
  • Quintessential - dos & don'ts for second interviews
  • StandOutCV - details preparation tips for interviews
  • TARGETjobs - interview techniques to help you succeed at interviews

Videos and Interactive Tools

  • Have a go at some practice video interviews without leaving your home! Login to Careersonline using your student username and password. University of Bedfordshire graduate? You will need to register for an alumni account first (via the link above). Once logged in, you will see a link to access the practice video interviews.

  • You could also to try Abintegro where you can take an auto-generated mock interview or browse the questions employers voted to be most trustworthy. You will need to register for an Abintegro account first.

Information and Advice

See our helpsheet: ' Making a success of interviews - PDF 150.1 KB ' 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 careers@beds.ac.uk

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