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Help with Interviews

Help with Interviews

Help with Interviews

Help with Interviews

Help with Interviews

This page provides information to help you succeed in interviews. 

Events

Interview Skills - Including Focus On Interviews, Interview Techniques and Webinars. 

Employer Mock Interviews - A great opportunity to practice your interview skills with employers. 

Please note you can only book 1 employer mock interview per year. Please follow the on screen instructions through the process. You will need to upload a CV before you are able to book an interview appointment. Please note that mock interviews are mostly available in the Autumn term.

The Exeter Award - The Exeter Award is an employability achievement award for current undergraduate and taught postgraduate students. The final stage of the Award consists of an interview skills workshop plus a short mock job interview with an experienced interviewer (normally a University staff member). 

Interview Simulators

Interview 360 - allows you to take a mock interview by video or audio using pre-defined or custom questions. It also lists common questions and advice on answering them and also has tips from employers. 

Resources

My Career Zone Digital Interviews e-learning resources. Information on preparing for interviews and answering interview questions. 

My Career Zone Digital also has an Interviews and Offers online programme. 

Prospects’ guide to interviews has lots of useful resources from example interview questions to practice psychometric tests. 

Click is an interactive one stop guide to resources (page 10 covers Interviews).

Career Zone Blog - This link takes you to features on Interviews on our blog. On this there are blogs on various careers and how to begin your career, as well as advice on how to impress in interviews.

Remote interviews - My Career Zone Digital resources that provides advice and tips on remote interviews. 

Case Study interviews are often used for jobs that involve consultancy work. 

The following are useful links to further information about case study interviews:

The following links provide information from specific employers:

My Career Zone Digital has the following articles on:

Browse questions about interviews and you can also ask or answer questions in the Handshake community Q&A forum. You can edit the term in the search box to make it more specific. 

Careercake - Interview masterclass (University of Exeter SSO Required). 

Assessment centres

If you have been invited to attend an assessment centre, you will likely be interviewed as part of this process. To help you to prepare for an assessment centre. Below we have listed some useful resources to help you to prepare: 

Webinar Recordings

How to perform well in a video interview webinar - Much like an in-person interview preparation is key. Join Sarah Blunt, Employability and Careers Consultant, for her top tips for preparing for a video interview. 

How to answer strength-based interview questions - In an interview you could be asked lots of different types of questions. In this video, Sarah Blunt, Employability and Careers Consultant, shares her top 3 tips for answering strength-based questions. 

Presentation Skills - You may be asked to give an presentation as part of your interview, so why not tune into this webinar to help you to prepare? 

Interview advice in 60 seconds - Hear from Rachel Sloan, Employability and Placements Adviser, for her interview quick tips. 

An Introduction to Assessment Centres - If you have an assessment centre coming up, why not tune into this 3 minute video for a quick overview of what you expect from an assessment centre.

An Introduction to Psychometric Tests - If you are applying for a placement or graduate role with a large employer there is a high chance you will need to complete psychometric tests as part of the recruitment process. To learn about these types of tests, watch this 4 minute video.