The different types of job interview
Do you know what to expect from your interview for a graduate job or training scheme? Our advice on the different formats used will help you prepare. You might be interviewed over the phone, particularly at an early stage in the recruitment process, and employers are increasingly using video and Skype interviews. Many interviews are competency-based, though some employers use a strengths-based approach. Our tips will help you adjust your interview technique for panel and technical interviews and convince recruiters that you are the right candidate for the job.
Find out what to expect from this style of graduate job interview, which focuses on what you enjoy doing as a way of assessing your personal attributes and innate aptitudes.
For some career sectors you may be invited to a technical interview, which will be used to assess specialist skills.
Our expert tips will help you hone your on-screen interview performance and come across as confident and professional.
Pick up tips on how to handle competency-based questions at graduate job interviews and find out how to show you have the competencies or skills to match an organisation's selection criteria.
Find out how to prepare for values-based interview questions, which explore whether you are a good match for an employer's values.
You may push open the door to your interview and discover two or more people waiting for you. Don't panic! Here are our top tips for when you're facing several interviewers.