Job Interview Skills

Go to interviews feeling calm, confident and more prepared.

Course Director: George Fussey

Director of Career Education, Eton College
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Course overview

Our Job Interview Skills Course will improve your ability to make a good impression in the vital first moments of the interview. You’ll learn how to manage your nerves and deal with tricky questions to ensure you give strong answers to any kind of question. You will see video examples of various situations and will learn how to respond appropriately with the advice of experts.



What the Interviewer is Looking For

  • Purpose of an interview
  • Positive attitude
  • Showing the interviewer what they want to know


Researching Before an Interview

  • Tips and techniques for researching
  • Understanding your traits, values and interests
  • Researching to feel confident and prepared


Answering Common Interview Questions

  • Different types of questions
  • The STAR method


Pitching Yourself

  • Showing you’re the right candidate for the role
  • Highlighting your qualities and achievements
  • Communicating effectively


Making a Good First Impression

  • Preparing beforehand
  • Managing your nerves
  • Using confident body language


Practising an Interview

  • A good final impression
  • Asking questions, finding out about next steps and following up
  • Using the experience to further develop your skills

Job Interview Skills – learning outcomes


By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • research and prepare for the interview effectively
  • structure effective answers to questions
  • think on your feet and deal with tricky questions
  • talk about your strengths and weaknesses
  • manage interview nerves
  • make a positive impression with good interview etiquette
  • be resilient and continue to improve your technique.

Study options


Self-paced, independent learning that students complete at their own pace.

See how it works >

  • 7–10 hours of learning materials
  • Diagnostic test to measure skill level
  • Progress dashboard
  • Certificate of completion

Course Pack

This course is also available as part of our 'Start a Career' Course Pack

Important information


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Technical requirements

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Entry requirements

The minimum level of English required to participate in our courses is Upper Intermediate or B2 on the CEFR.

It was informative and helpful as I was able to learn new things that I actually didn't know before. The combination of videos, PowerPoints and voice recordings all help create the best learning opportunity and definitely make this course more fun.
Siddika, Job Interview Skills, UK

Free access for state schools

If you’re a state school student in the UK aged 13 or over, you get free access to all of our courses. No catch. Start building your skills today!

Not in the State Sector?

Don't worry - you can still purchase a 12 month subscription! Individual and bulk school licence purchases are available.