University of Bradford Nursing Interview
What to expect at an interview
An interview is a formal discussion between you and the recruiter, in which the recruiter asks questions and you are given the opportunity to prove your suitability for the post.
An interview may be conducted by one person or by a panel of people. Usually interviews happen in person, but they may also be conducted by telephone or Skype. If you’ve been invited to an interview, you can safely assume that, on the basis of your application, the employer considers you to have the potential to do the advertised job and they are considering you as a prospective employee.
The interview is your opportunity to convince the employer in person that you are the best candidate, so make the most of it by planning and preparing. Don’t assume that they will remember your application, CV or cover letter – they may be doing multiple interviews, so try and draw attention to the strong points of your application and CV – you don’t necessarily have to provide fresh examples.
Preparation is vital. It will give you confidence, control and the ability to deal effectively with any question, see below for our tips on how to prepare for your interview.