Careers Service


Interviews are a well established part of recruitment and come in many different formats. Find out more about what to expect, how to prepare, different types of interview and common questions.

What to expect

Find out more about what to expect in interviews and get an overview of some different interview formats including one to one, panel and telephone interviews.

Useful resources

We have a range of resources to help you prepare for interview including booklets, DVDs and we run interview workshops during semester. Find out more about how we can help you prepare here.

Top tips

Tips and advice on how to prepare for an interview, making a good impression during the interview and reflecting on your experience after the interview.

Types of interview

An introduction to some different types of interview used by employers including competency, strengths based and technical interviews.

Common questions

Here we have listed some very common interview questions. It's not an exhaustive list but it will give you an idea of the type of question you might expect.

Video interviews

Skype interviews, video questionnaires and YouTube CVs are increasingly popular methods of recruitment. Find out more including how to prepare here.

Interviews talk

This short online talk on interviews gives you the opportunity to access one of our most popular talks at a time and place that's convenient for you. The talk covers interview preparation and how to handle questions.