Teesside University Interview Questions
At an interview, an employer wants to assess your suitability for the job. They will have identified the skills and qualities that the job requires and will ask you a range of questions relating to your abilities, skills, qualities and aptitude.
Prior to your interview, you will need to prepare positive responses drawn from your work and life experience that illustrate these skills and qualities – from your academic studies, interests, social activities, work placements, vacation work, voluntary work or part-time jobs.
- Top tips for interview success (pdf – 59kb)
Get ready for interivew – find out what you need to do. Preparation is key
Before the interview
- Research the company – find out as much as you can about your potential employer
- Prepare answers to common interview questions.
Body language – make the right move
- Make sure you know the name of the person or people interviewing you.
- Check the format of the interview.
- Reasonable Adjustments at Interview article on the AGCAS disability task group blog
- Research your interviewers – Google their names and check LinkedIn.
- Print a copy of your CV to take with you.
- Re-read your CV.
- Plan the journey and check for delays.
- Take a contact number with you in case there are any problems.
- Print out a map of your route.
- Leave a good half an hour before you think you need to.
Dress to impress
- Don’t wear any perfume or smoke a cigarette right before your interview
- Calm those interview nerves – how to deal with job interview nerves on the TARGETJobs website
At the interview
- Switch off your mobile phone.
- Make the best first impression – your handshake, smile, eye contact on the TARGETJobs website
- Ask questions about the role and company.
- At the end of the interview, ask for confirmation of what the next stage of the recruitment process might be and when you should expect to hear from them.
After the interview
- If appropriate, email to thank the interviewer for the opportunity.
- Await the answer
- Handling job offers – accepting job offers and handling rejections on the TARGETJobs website