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.

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:

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?’

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:

Five personal attributes valued by employers

Struggling to stand out? It might be time to take it personally. To make sure you’re highlighting your attributes as well as your skills, here are five personal attributes most valued by employers:

Interviews: Questions you should not be asked

Not sure exactly what you can and can’t be asked at an interview? Here’s a list of questions to avoid, and how to answer them should they arise:

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:

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:

How to: Prepare for an interview

When it comes to an interview, you can never be too prepared. If you’re invited to a face-to-face interview – here are our top tips on how to prepare:

Manager interview questions and answers

Looking for a role in management? First, you have to manage the interview. To help inspire you, here are five of our favourite manager interview questions, and our advice on how to answer them:

Remote working interview questions

Not sure how to prove you’d be great at remote working? To help you with your interview preparation, here are five of the most common remote interview questions – and our advice 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?

IT interview questions

When it comes to IT interviews, preparation is key. To make sure you’re not caught off guard, here are five of the most common IT interview questions that you should prepare for:

Job interview questions for employers

The most important thing to remember is that an interview is a two way process. Here are some potential job interview questions for employers:

Engineering interview questions

Not sure what you’ll be asked at an engineering interview? Here are five of the most common engineering interview questions you should be prepared for:

Behavioural interview questions

When it comes to an interview, you always need to be on your best behaviour. To help inspire you, here are five of our favourite behavioural questions courtesy of James Reed’s bestselling book, ‘Why You: 101 Interview Questions You’ll Never Fear Again’, and our advice on how to answer them:

Job interview weaknesses  

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:

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:

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: