Interview Skills

Course at a glance

  • 30 mins
  • English

About the course

Almost all of us have at least a few irrational fears. It could be that you’re scared of mice. Or perhaps a trip to the dentist brings you out in a cold sweat. For most people, these fears are minor.

But what if your fear is being interviewed?...

Well, you wouldn't be alone. According to a recent study, over 90% of adults are anxious about job interviews.

Fear, nerves and stage fright can keep you from the job you want. And it's easy to see why interviews can be nerve-wracking, but it doesn’t have to be that way. The scary interview situation is pretty easy to handle if you master a few basic tactics and techniques.

This factsheet will help to lay them all out.

By the end, you'll learn that confidence grows out of preparation,

Nerves are normal,

And why a wacky tie, might be a bad idea.

The aim of the factsheet is simple – we want to give you the skills and knowledge, so you feel confident and deliver your best performance at your next interview.

Key Insights

  • Preparation - The preparation for your interview should start the minute that you find out your application has been successful.
  • Keep Calm - If you feel nervous on the day don't worry. Nerves are natural - it’s how we know that we care, but try to take control of your nerves with a planned approach to your interview.
  • What to Wear - The world of work attire has changed dramatically in the last twenty years, but an interview is still an interview, with certain rules and no-nos.
  • Arrive in Style - Make sure you are clean, tidy and take the opportunity to smile and look like you are happy to be there.
  • Top Tips - Sometimes, it's the little things that can make a big difference. In this section of the course we've pulled together our top tips to improve your interview technique
  • What not to say - It's easy to come up with things that you know you shouldn't say in an interview, but when the pressure is on the reality can be different.
  • Competency Question STAR - Competency-based questions are designer to make the job application process as objective as possible.
  • Presentation - The dreaded interview presentation is actually the opportunity to showcase your ability.
  • Questions - Interviews often end with the interviewer asking "Do you have any questions for us?"

Who is it For?

  • Anyone who gets nervous at the thought of attending an interview
  • Aimed at improving the interviewee skills, not the interviewer

Course Format

Learn at your own pace during this exciting, animated explainer course. You can work through the entire course, or, because we know how busy life can be, you have the option to go straight to particular skills you'd like to work on.