University of Bolton Interview Questions
The Careers Service can help you to prepare for your interview. You can make an appointment with a Careers Adviser or call in to one of our drop-in sessions.
For further help with interview techniques please view the following tools and resources:
- Read the Careers Service guide on Interviews.
- Visit the Prospects site for further advice and support on interviews.
- Visit Blue Sky Interview website for information about preparing and succeeding at interviews.
- Visit jobs.ac.uk if you are being interviewed in the Higher Education Sector
- How to look good on a webcam – Youtube clip
- PwC Interview E-learn
- Interview tips from job.ac.uk
An interview is a chance for an employer to meet and assess your suitability for a particular role. Most interviews last between 1 and 2 hours, although telephone interviews can be much shorter.
As well as asking you a series of questions, most interviews will also include a presentation on a specific topic. This will generally be provided prior to your attendance, allowing you a chance to prepare.
Once the formal questioning has finished, the candidate will then be given the chance to ask questions at the end of the interview. This is an important element, as it allows you to acquire more information about the company and the potential training opportunities that may be available.
An interview is a two-way process. The employer will want to know if you have the skills and abilities required to undertake the role, but the candidate can also assess the culture and demands of the position, and will decide if the company is right for them.