Job interviews

The aim of any job application is to get an interview. This is sometimes called "being shortlisted" for an interview. Your job interview is your chance to show the employer that, of all the people they are interviewing, you are the best person for the job.

Here we tell you the main points to think about before, during, and after an interview:

Some interviews are done over the telephone rather than in person. In some places on these pages we give extra information about telephone interviews. But mostly the same things apply to face-to-face and telephone interviews.

Useful websites

National Careers Service – Interviews
Here you will find an interview checklist, the top 10 interview questions, and things to do and not to do in an interview.
Skills Development Scotland – Interview advice
Practise your interview skills in a mock interview. There is also a series of articles to help you through every aspect of the interview process.

Last updated 13 November, 2014