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8 Foolproof Ways to Banish Pre-Interview Nerves

You spent hours perfecting your CV and covering letter, and you’ve finally been invited to an interview, great! But now it’s the night before the interview and no matter what you do, you just can’t seem to completely relax. If you need a bit of help mastering those pre-interview nerves, you’ve come to the right place. …

The Secret Interviewer – part four

By Jennifer Balloch, Employability Officer Looking for some quick interview advice? You’re in luck! In the final part of our Secret Interviewer series, our interviewers share their stories about the best and worst answers to interview questions. We hope their stories will help you with your interview research and show you some tips and advice …

The Secret Interviewer – part three

By Jennifer Balloch, Employability Officer Are you looking for the secrets to interview success? Well you’ve come to the right place. In this week’s blog, our secret interviewers share their stories around candidates’ preparation and presentation skills. We hope that their stories will inspire you to prepare and put your best self forward so you shine …

The Secret Interviewer – Part Two

By Jennifer Balloch, Employability Officer Looking for some expert tips and advice about job interviews? You’ve come to the right place. This week our secret interviewers share their best and worst experiences of candidates’ pre-interview researching skills. From researching the industry, to the location of the interview, we hope their stories will give you an …

The Secret Interviewer – Part One

By Jennifer Balloch, Employability Officer Interviews, they are something everyone has to go through at some point during their career. Whether you love them or hate them, we can all agree that we want to know the secrets to interview success. To try and help, we have asked a range of employers to tell us about some …

The best and worst questions to ask during a job interview

By Laura Estrop, Social Media Officer If you have a job interview coming up, you may have heard about the importance of asking a good, memorable question at the end of the interview. While preparing for the answers you’ll give can be tricky and time consuming, preparing for the “do you have any questions?” question …

My first assessment centre experience

By Hannah Smith, student blogger So, last Friday I ventured to London and felt like a ‘big city’ businesswoman for the day, taking the tube like a pro with my Oyster card to offices with a fantastic view (see pic!). But it wasn’t all in the name of role play; I was invited to my very …

My mock interview experience

By Oyku Ataman, student blogger Hello everybody, I just want to say that I  hope your academic work is going well; the second semester is always a bit more hectic so good luck to all of us! In this post I’d like to tell you about my mock interview. Last semester I enrolled on the …

The rise of the video interview

By Joe Ward, Website Officer Offering a fast, cheap and efficient way of interviewing candidates, video interviews are steadily becoming a more popular way for employers and recruiting managers to conduct their interviews.  While interactive interviews through programs such as Skype, FaceTime or Google Hangouts have been popular for some time, the non-interactive video interview …

Teacher training interviews…what to expect

By Julie Callaghan, Senior Careers Adviser If you are reading this post, you might have an interview for teacher training coming up or perhaps you have just completed your application and are thinking ahead to the interview stage. Whether you are applying for a PGCE, School Direct, a SCITT or other routes into teaching, and …