Preparing for an interview

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:

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:

Six types of interviewers that you need to know

As difficult as it can be to believe,interviewers are actually human. To help you get to grips with some of their styles, here are six common types of interviewers which you could encounter.

What to wear for an interview

Not sure what to wear on the big day? Here’s our five-step plan for success, plus two outfits that will help you nail (almost) every interview:

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:

Four secrets your interviewers aren’t telling you

It’s never easy to second-guess what an interviewer really wants. The good news is, you don’t have to. Here are four secrets that’ll help you understand your prospective employer’s needs, courtesy of James Reed’s bestselling book, ‘Why You: 101 Interview Questions You’ll Never Fear Again’ :

How to: Survive interview rejection

Finding out you’ve been unsuccessful after an interview is never easy, but you might be surprised just how much unsuccessful interviews are actually moving you forward. Here are some more tangible tips to help you power through, and ace your next interview:

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’,

12 things you should never do at an interview

How can you ensure that you have an embarrassment free interview experience? Here are 12 things all interviewees hope they don’t do on the big day, and how to avoid 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…

Eight myths about CVs

Struggling to tell the difference between CV fact and CV fiction? Here are eight myths you should avoid when writing your CV

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:

Pre-interview checklist

The first rule of job interview preparation? There’s no such thing as too much job interview preparation…

Myers-Briggs: What you need to know

We’ve already covered the basics of psychometric testing. Here’s a quick run-down of Myers Briggs testing, and some of our top tips to help you prepare:

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.

What to wear to an interview: bloggers’ top tips

To help answer the age old question of what to wear, we’ve asked some of the UK’s top fashion bloggers what makes the perfect job interview outfit:

Triple your chances of getting a job you love

When it comes to finding a new job, we all want to stand out from the crowd. But what does it actually take to get and keep the job we really want?

Top 5 – Job interview songs (Eurovision special)

We’ve already given you our list of the best songs to listen to on the way to an interview, but to help you learn to embrace your inner ABBA, here’s our Eurovision special…