Interview Techniques

With a whole host of advice on job interview techniques, you’ll be able to get interview ready – fast. Whether you’re trying to figure out what the most common interview questions are, you want to know how to answer second interview questions, or you’ve got a competency-based interview coming up – you’ll find everything you need to nail your interview training.

Manager interview questions and answers

Want to step up in your career? Here are ten of our favourite manager interview questions, and our advice on how to answer them.

Receptionist interview questions

Want to make a great first impression? Here are five interview questions you may be asked as a receptionist, and tips on how to answer them.

Telephone interview questions and answers

Telephone interview coming up? Here are some of the most common questions you could be asked (and our top tips on how to answer them).

How to deal with job interview stress

Here are some of the best ways to battle job interview nerves and make sure you stay confident, calm and collected on the big day.

How to answer: What’s the most valuable thing you’ve learned during the last year?

It’s safe to say that we’ve all learned a lot over the last year. But how do you cover it all during an interview? Here’s our advice.

How to answer: Why do you want to work here?

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?’

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:

Second interview questions and answers

So you aced the first interview. What next? Here are a few of the most common second interview questions (and our advice on how to answer them).

11 things to do when your interview goes badly

Unfortunately, interviews don’t always go to plan. We’ve already covered how to deal with stress in an interview, but here are 11 things you should always do after a bad interview:

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:

Five things you should never do if you don’t get the job

We’ve already covered how to survive interview rejection, but here are five things you should never do if you don’t get the job:

Six annoying things recruiters say

Always being told you’re overqualified? It might not mean what you think. To help reassure you, here are six of the most annoying things recruiters say, and what they actually might mean:

What to do after a job interview

So, the job interview is over (cue: sigh of relief)…but what now? To help turn your potential post-interview stress into a positive attitude that could help land your dream job, here are some of our top tips on what to do after a job interview:

Post-interview checklist

How you follow-up after an interview can be just as important as the interview itself. To help make sure you do it the right way, here’s our comprehensive post-interview checklist:

Interview thank you email template

Sometimes, a little thank you can go a long way. To help you make the right impression after an interview, here’s our interview thank you email template:

Why haven’t they called? The importance of asking for feedback

So, why haven’t they called? Here are a few of the reasons we’ve experienced, and our number one tip for what you should do about it.

Job interview tips

Manager interview questions and answers

Want to step up in your career? Here are ten of our favourite manager interview questions, and our advice on how to answer them.

How to deal with job interview stress

Here are some of the best ways to battle job interview nerves and make sure you stay confident, calm and collected on the big day.

How to answer: What’s the most valuable thing you’ve learned during the last year?

It’s safe to say that we’ve all learned a lot over the last year. But how do you cover it all during an interview? Here’s our advice.

How to answer: Why do you want to work here?

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?’

Three questions interviewers are asking in 2021 (and how to answer them)

Three emerging interview questions for 2021, courtesy of James Reed’s bestselling book, ‘Why You: 101 Interview Questions You’ll Never Fear Again’.

How to answer: What are your weaknesses?

Not sure how to talk about your weaknesses in an interview? Here’s what you should cover in your answer (and some examples of what to avoid).

Five common job interview mistakes 

A successful job interview means selling yourself just the right amount. To make sure you’re not accidentally putting your interviewer off, here are five job interview weaknesses, and how you can avoid them:

How to answer: Tell me about yourself…

Find talking about yourself a bit of a challenge? Here’s our advice for how to answer: ‘Tell me about yourself…’ at your next interview.

Nursing Interview Questions

Looking for a career helping others? Nursing could be for you. Here are a few of the most popular nursing interview questions, along with our advice on how to answer them.

Common interview questions and answers

The inclusion of certain interview questions is inevitable. But, with a bit of practice, they needn’t be anything to worry about…

How to: Answer competency-based interview questions

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’.

Teacher interview questions

Here are some of the top questions asked by employers in the education industry – and our top tips on how to answer them.

Preparing for an interview

Receptionist interview questions

Want to make a great first impression? Here are five interview questions you may be asked as a receptionist, and tips on how to answer them.

Competency-based interviews: What you need to know

You might be familiar with certain interview types, for example telephone interviews or group interviews, but have you ever heard of competency-based interviews?

Psychometric testing: What you need to know

Not sure you’re up-to-speed when it comes to psychometric testing? Find out the facts now.

Customer service interview questions

Important customer service interview coming up? We’ve got this. To help you practice, here are five commonly asked customer service interview questions, and how to answer them:

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):

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:

How to answer: What are your strengths?

Not big on self-promotion? Here’s our advice for how to answer: ‘What are your strengths?’ at your next interview.

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:

Five good reasons to cancel an interview

Cancelling an interview can be a pretty awkward experience. To make sure you don’t burn any bridges, here are five good reasons to cancel an interview:

Tech interview questions

To help inspire you, here are five of our favourite tech interview questions courtesy of the latest edition of James Reed’s bestselling book, ‘Why You: 101 Interview Questions You’ll Never Fear Again’, and our advice on how to answer them:

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.

Questions to ask at a job interview

Questions to ask at the end of a job interview

The most important thing to remember is that an interview is a two way process. Here are some great questions you could ask potential employers.

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 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:

How to survive an exit interview

So it’s official. You’ve decided to move on. Now comes the hard part: the dreaded exit interview. To help you avoid any unnecessary awkwardness, here’s our comprehensive exit interview survival guide:

Five character questions, and the answers that will get you hired

Your character is the single most reliable predictor of what you’ll achieve in your career, making it top priority for many employers. Don’t believe us? Here are five of our favourite character questions – and our advice on how to answer them:

Telephone, video and group interviews

Telephone interview questions and answers

Telephone interview coming up? Here are some of the most common questions you could be asked (and our top tips on how to answer them).

Group interview tips: do’s and don’ts

If you’ve never attended a group interview before, trying to stand out from the crowd can be a daunting prospect. However, approach it with the right attitude, and you’ll have nothing to worry about…

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.

Five things you should never do at a group interview

Group interviews can be pretty stressful. We’ve already covered group interview dos and don’ts, but here are a few more things you should never do at a group interview:

Group interview questions

Role-plays. Hypothetical scenarios. Lego? It must be a group interview. We’ve already covered some group interview dos and don’ts, but here are a few common group interview questions that could come up, and how to handle them:

Video interview questions

Video interview coming up? Preparation is key. Here’s our advice on answering five common video interview questions, courtesy of ‘Why You? 101 Interview Questions You’ll Never Fear Again’:

Video interview tips

Video interview coming up? It’s likely to have a large amount of similarities to a regular face-to-face interview, but there’s a few more things you should prepare for:

Other advice on: Interview Techniques

STAR method: What you need to know

Never heard of the STAR interview technique before? Here’s everything you need to know – and how you can use it to nail your next interview.

Body language: Interview do’s and don’ts

To make sure you don’t end your interview before it’s even begun, here’s our guide to the do’s and don’ts of interview body language.

Eight ways you’re selling yourself short in your job search

Can’t get the job you want? To make sure you’re showing recruiters what you can really do, here are eight ways you’re selling yourself short in your job search (and our advice on how to turn it around):

How to: Answer curveball interview questions

Not sure the best way to answer a curveball question? Here are five examples to make sure you don’t get caught short:

Five interview questions you should stop being scared of

To coincide with the launch of James Reed’s new book, ‘Why You: 101 Interview Questions You’ll Never Fear Again’, here are five interview answers to help you get over ‘the fear’:

Interview tips from the experts

We asked more than 300 UK employers who about their biggest interview turn-offs and what it takes to impress them. Here’s what we found out:

The interview itself

When you’ve finished your interview preparations, it’s time to consider the interview itself. Here’s our guide of what to expect.