Job interview tips

Whether you’re an experienced job seeker or you’re preparing for your first job interview, we’ve got a range of useful tips for success. Including advice on how to answer common interview questions, customer service interview questions, competency based interview questions, or anything else, you’ll find all the best job interview tips here.

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.

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.

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?

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).

How to: deal with stress in an interview

So, you’ve finally landed yourself an interview for your dream job. But what now? Here are some of the best ways to battle interview nerves and make sure you stay confident, calm and collected on the big day…

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.

Difficult interview questions and answers

Not sure what type of biscuit you are (or why you’re even being asked)? Here are some of our favourite tough interview questions, and how to answer them.

Interview question: Tell me about a time you’ve dealt with a difficult person

Difficult interview questions? What about difficult people? Here’s our advice for how to answer: ‘Tell me about a time you’ve dealt with a difficult person’:

Eight of the most awkward interview moments  

A job interview can be a pretty terrifying experience. Here are eight of the most awkward interview moments, and our advice on how to deal with them:

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):

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.

Second interviews: What you need to know

Great news: you’ve been invited to a second interview. We’ve already covered second interview questions and answers, but here’s everything you need to know about second interviews:

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:

FAQs

How can we help you prepare for a job interview?

We’ll help you learn how to prepare for an interview – from knowing how to research a company, through to picking the right outfit. We also have advice on how to answer the most common interview questions, so you won’t be caught off guard if any curveballs come up.

What are the most common interview questions?

Some of the most common interview questions include: ‘why do you want this job?’, ‘what are your strengths?’, and ‘what salary are you looking for?’ However, there are many different types of interview question, so we recommend doing as much research as you can before the big day.   

What is our advice on interview anxiety?

Job interviews can be extremely stressful – no matter how many times you’ve gone through the process before. To keep anxiety to a minimum, make sure you’re as prepared as possible before the big day. Some of our top tips to help you deal with interview stress include practicing your interview answers, plotting your route, and using an interview checklist.

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

The worst thing you can do at an interview is to be unprepared. Our advice is to practice your answers for the most common questions that could come up, and read lists of any key things you should avoid. That way, you can mitigate against any potential job interview nightmares.