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Interviews

An interview is the chance to demonstrate your knowledge, motivation and skills. Interview formats can vary from one to one, panel, telephone or video and can focus on competency-based and strength-based questions. When you're preparing for an interview, there is a lot of support available to help you...

We also have a range of specific resources available if you have been asked to complete Psychometric Tests or attend an Assessment Centre.

careerstagged

Careers Tagged is a digital careers library, providing links to a wide range of useful websites and other e-resources to help you prepare for any type of interview.

Use general Search Tags such as "interviews", or more specific Tags such as "case interviews", "telephone interviews" "video interviews" to get listings of relevant resources including:

  • A range of interview help sheets for UCL students / graduates
  • General interview guidance and advice for specific types of interview
  • Tips on how best to prepare for an interview
  • Common interview questions
  • Online discussion forums so you can hear from other students who've been through similar interviews

*This is a subscription-based resource. Current UCL students will need their UCL userid/password to log in. Recent graduates will need to log in to My UCL Careers and use the graduate userid/password provided on the home page.


Careers Essentials Online

Our modular eLearning course is designed to allow you to engage with all aspects of graduate careers when it suits you.  Courses comprise information, video tutorials, interactive quizzes and exercises, action sets and key resources to help you move forward and take ownership of your future.

Click on the relevant button below to access the course either as a current student or recent graduate (using an email and password of your choice). 

Current Students login:

Interview Success Student Login

Recent Graduates login:

Interview Success Graduate Login

Reference, loan and take away resources

DVDs
We have a DVD which follows candidates through graduate interviews which can be watched at UCL Careers:

Books
We also stock a wide range of books on interviews which will be useful in your preparation. Visit our Information Library to use our reference copy or check availability of our loan copies. (Some books can be borrowed on a 1 week loan basis with a cash deposit).

Takeaway Guides / Helpsheets
Paper copies of The Ultimate Careers Guide, (which includes articles on interviews), and our range of downloadable help sheets, can be collected free of charge from our Information Library (subject to availability). 

We also stock a series of free takeaway sector guides for some industry areas which include information on interview types / questions specific to that sector.


Student to Student Interview Feedback

Contribute to our Resources: If you've been to an interview and are happy to tell us how it went, you can add to the above resource by downloading and completing our Interview Feedback Form.


Rooms for Telephone/Skype Interviews

Unfortunately we don't have the space to offer bookable rooms for interviews at UCL Careers, but there are other places on campus you can book rooms.

  • UCL Libraries offer bookable private study rooms across campus which may be appropriate for this purpose. You can book on the UCL Libraries website. You'll need to log in with your library barcode number (on the back of your student card) and PIN.

We organise a wide range of events and workshops, many of which can be really useful to those at the interview stage...

Most events require advance booking so follow the links below for more information on:

  • Careers Essentials Programme (Autumn and Spring Terms): A series of Careers Consultant led talks aimed at all students and recent graduates which includes sessions on interviews amongst other topics.
  • Skills4Work Workshops (Autumn Term): A series of employer led workshops, some of which focus on interview skills.
  • Employer Presentations (Autumn and Spring Terms): Talks by individual companies which usually include tips on preparing for their particular interview process.
  • Sector Specific Recruitment Fairs (Autumn Term only): A chance to network with large numbers of major graduate recruiters from sectors popular with UCL students and ask informally about interview techniques.
  • Researchers Employability Programme (All year round): A series of Careers Consultant led talks and Employer led networking/recruitment events aimed at recent PhD students and PostDoc Research Staff which includes sessions on interviews.

Please register with UCLAlert! to be notified about events you're interested in by email.

Short Guidance

If you have any queries about about what to expect from an interview and want general tips on how to prepare, a one-to-one Short Guidance Appointment with one of our team of Careers Consultants is a great start point.

Find out more about availability and booking...


Practice Interviews

If you’ve been invited to a real interview, we can help you prepare through an hour long practice session with a Careers Consultant.

Find out more about availability and booking...


Skills4Work One to One Interview Coaching

These are one to one appointments with an employer who has come to UCL Careers to coach students on interview skills. You don't need to have a real interview to book, and you don't need to be interested in working for that particular employer.

Find out more about availability and booking...


Alumni Mentoring

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Speak to UCL Graduates working in the type of job role / sector you're interested in for 1-1 tips and advice on what to expect and how to stand out at an interview.

Through the Alumni Office, all UCL students and graduates have access to the  UCL Alumni Web Community.

Once logged in*, simply follow the "Careers Mentoring" link and you can then search for contact details of UCL Alumni by:

  • UCL Course or Department
  • Year of graduation from UCL
  • Current occupation / field of work
  • The country they're now based in

*Note: Any queries relating to the Alumni Web Community should be directed to the UCL Alumni Office