Be ready for any type of interview
For more help with interviews, AGCAS Scotland has created an online careers seminar for students on 'High Impact Interviews'.
An interview format can be one to one, or there may be second or third interviewers in the form of a panel. Most interviews last between 30 minutes and 1 hour.
An increasingly common structure is the competence-based interview, where you are asked to provide evidence of the key skills required for the job and you are scored for each competency. Here, the key to success is in relating your experiences to the key skills the employer is looking for.
You may be asked to do your interview by telephone.
More information about the different types of interview is on Prospects website.
Interviews are designed to help us and you decide whether you are right for the department you applied for. A good recruitment process is one where the right candidate is identified for the right position.
Stephanie Ahrens, Credit Suisse
Make some notes about what you might have done differently. Ask for feedback, on the spot if offered, or later by telephone.
If unsuccessful review your interview technique.
The Prospects website includes further hints and tips on applications and interviews.