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Mock interviews

Mock interviews

Mock interviews

If you have been offered an interview it is well worth having a trial run first. We can offer mock interviews to give you a realistic practice before the big day.

How does it work?

We mainly offer 5 types of mock interview:

  • A telephone interview
  • A face to face interview
  • A Skype interview
  • A video interview
  • A practice of your presentation

After the interview, or sometimes question by question, we will give you feedback on your answers and tips on how you could improve.

Our careers advisers use their wealth of expertise to ask you the right kind of questions to give you the best possible preparation for your interview. However, it is not usually possible to know exactly what kind of questions you will be asked, so we focus on helping you improve how you answer questions and perform during an interview.

How to book a mock interview

You can book a mock interview directly by going to our appointment booking system and choosing Mock Interview. It is important that you prepare for this mock interview in the same as you would for the real interview so do make use of the online resources or book an initial short appointment to get some tips and advice. 

In order for our careers advisers to help you prepare we need to be able to tailor the mock interview to your individual circumstances. Therefore we will need you to send the following information to the consultant beforehand:

  • A copy of your CV/application
  • Type of interview
  • Length of interview
  • Employer
  • Job title
  • Details of the interview, for example, what it will involve.

How to book a practice video interview

You can take a practice video interview online via our subscription to Shortlist.me. These are not reviewed by a member of staff, but you will get coaching points throughout the interview and an artificial intelligence generated feedback report e-mailed to you following completion of your practice interview.

There are a range of practice interviews for you to try. You can access Shortlist.me from the Resources tab in MyCareer.