Preparing for Interviews


Interviews can be something that can cause panic for people of all ages, let alone for a young person making their way in the world.  Therefore the mind-set you have before an interview is crucial.  The people interviewing you want to know about your personal qualities, experiences and characteristics.  When they know this information they will decide if you are suitable for a position in a college, university, apprenticeship or job.  Therefore interviews should be viewed as an opportunity to impress rather than something to be feared.


Some useful tips

  • Dress smartly and appropriately
  • Arrive at least 15 minutes early
  • Try to prepare some answers before hand
  • Be polite and courteous
  • Maintain eye contact
  • Always seem keen and enthusiastic
  • Research the company or post-16 provider
  • Think of some questions to find out more about the course

or job

Your body language in a job interview