Interview Techniques

Five career goal questions, and how to answer them

Where are you currently in your career, and where do you want to go next? Here are five our favourite career goal questions courtesy of James Reed’s bestselling book, ‘Why You: 101 Interview Questions You’ll Never Fear Again’,

Interview outfits: Four ways to make the perfect first impression

To help you pass the crucial ‘first 30 seconds test’, we spoke to Mark Solomon, co-founder of lovethesales.com, for his top tips on how to nail your job interview outfit:

Following up after an interview

Eight signs your interview went well

Figuring out whether your interview went well isn’t always easy. To help you spot them, here are eight signs to look out for:

Six reasons you didn’t get the job

We’ve already covered five things you should never do if you don’t get the job – but to stop you from beating yourself up, here are six reasons you didn’t get the job:

How to: Deal with interview rejection

Sick of being told that ‘everything happens for a reason’ (and other apt motivational slogans)? Here are our top tips to help you ace your next interview:

Job interview tips

Types of interview questions

Interview questions come in all shapes and sizes. We’ve already covered the types of interviews you might have, but here are five of the most common types of interview questions (and our top tips on how to answer them):

How to answer: What are your strengths?

Not big on self-promotion? We’ve already covered some of the most common interview questions that could come up, but here’s our advice for how to answer: ‘What are your strengths?’

Interview question: ‘Why do you want this job?’

We’ve already covered some of the most common interview questions, but here’s our advice on the best way to answer: ‘why do you want this job?’

Preparing for an interview

Four things to take to a job interview

Outfit? Check. Answers? Check. Checklist? Check. We’ve already covered how to prepare for an interview, but here are four things you should always take with you on the big day:

What’s the worst thing you can do at an interview?

We spoke to students to find out what they thought were the worst things you can do at an interview – and gave our top tips on how to avoid them.

How to: Cancel an interview

There’s only one thing scarier than an interview: cancelling one. To make sure you’re doing it in the right way, here are a few tips on how to cancel an interview:

Questions to ask at a job interview

Five questions you should never ask at an interview

Some questions are better left unasked. Here are five that you should never bring up at an interview:

Should I ask about salary at my interview?

Nothing divides interview opinion quite as much as salary. To make sure you know exactly when (and how) to ask about salary at your interview, here are a few of our top tips:

Five key competency questions: revealed

We’ve already focussed on what you need to know about competency questions, but here’s our advice on answering five of our favourites, courtesy of ‘Why You? 101 Interview Questions You’ll Never Fear Again’:

Telephone, video and group interviews

Interview types: What you need to know

We’ve already covered how to prepare for an interview, but here’s everything you need to know about the five most common types of interviews.

Telephone interview tips: dos and don’ts

Never had a telephone interview before, and worried about how to impress? Here’s our list of Telephone Interviews tips, covering some key do’s and don’ts…

Group interview tasks and activities

We’ve already covered what not to do at a group interview, but here’s our guide to some of the most popular group interview tasks and activities.