How to Succeed at: Interviews

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299,476 enrolled on this course

This three week course provides the tools you need to succeed at interviews and land your dream job or course place.



3 weeks

Weekly study

3 hours



Being offered an interview is exciting but can be quite daunting. On this course, our experts from The Careers Service here at The University of Sheffield will make sure you are prepared for the big day.

If you’re still at the stage of writing your CV and submitting applications for a job or course, join our course How to Succeed at: Writing Applications.

What topics will you cover?

  • Preparing for interviews

    • Dealing with nerves
    • The practical details
    • Making your research count
    • Anticipating key questions

    Dealing with interviews

    • Creating a positive first impression
    • What to wear
    • Using your voice
    • Getting to grips with interview questions
    • Brilliant questions to ask the interviewer

    Handling different types of interview

    • Successful telephone and video interviews
    • Giving presentations
    • Tests and exercises
    • Leaving a positive impression

Entrepreneurship: From Business Idea to Action

4.7 (514 reviews)

229,476 enrolled in this course

3 weeks

3 hours per week

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Open level

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Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone applying for jobs or courses. It will be of particular interest to those in the early stages of their career, or those who are out of practice and need to update their skills. No prior knowledge or expertise are needed.

Who will you learn with?

Pamela Hafekost

Manages the Information Team, responsible for developing the Careers Service website and creating interactive resources. Also responsible for providing an information service to our users.

Alison Clay

I’m a Careers & Employability Consultant at the University of Sheffield Careers Service, providing advice to help our service users become more confident when approaching applications or interviews.

Marcus Zientek

Careers Adviser. Writes and edits careers guides for the University of Sheffield and is Careers Service Co-ordinator for the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Katie Casserly

Careers Adviser at the University of Sheffield Careers Service. Also a qualified Librarian and former Careers Information Officer.

Who developed the course?

The University of Sheffield

The University of Sheffield is one of the world’s top 100 universities with a reputation for teaching and research excellence.


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