Careers Resources

Careers Resources

The resources listed below are mostly hosted on external websites. The Careers and Employability Service website also has information on preparing for Interviews. Find out more.

Interviews

eCareersGrad - "Interview Success" e-learning course

The University of Aberdeen has partnered with eCareersGrad to provide access to this modular, video-based, interactive eLearning course. The course includes:

  • over 60 video-based candidate example answers for popular sectors including consulting, finance, law, public sector and academia.
  • over 10 recruiter answer scoring guides and illustrated answer structures for introductory, motivation, competency, commercial awareness, strength-based (and weakness) and scenario questions
  • spotlights on anticipating potential questions, dealing with video interviews and what to ask the interviewer
Click/ tap on the link below to find out how to access this free resource.

Mini Career Course: Successful interviews

This mini career course aims to develop your understanding of the different types of interviews used by recruiters - whether the interview is by phone, online or in person.

Researching Employers

The link below will take you to a list of recommended resources for researching employers. This includes websites and books with profiles of graduate employers and websites containing employer reviews form their current/ former employees.

PwC Video Interviews E-learn

This resource gives you an insight into preparing for video interviews. There is advice on how to prepare followed by example questions where you can watch candidates giving answers, provide your own comments and find out what PwC thought.

Dress to Impress

Not sure what to wear for interviews and assessment centres or to networking events? Have a go at our Dress to Impress quiz and get advice on how to create the right impression.

Guide to creating STARR examples

Employers often assess evidence of applicants demonstrating their required competencies (or skills) in their selection process. Evidence of these competencies is assessed in application forms and during interviews and assessment centres. You can use this guide to the STARR structure to ensure you articulate your competencies in enough depth for employers to assess you.

  • Author: University of Aberdeen Careers Service
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Interview Question Generator (LinkedIn)

Select the skills that are relevant for the job you have an interview for and view a list of commonly asked questions for those skills.

Asking questions in an interview

At an interview you will usually have the opportunity to ask questions. The link below contains details of websites that have examples of good questions to ask.

Preparing for telephone interviews (jobs.ac.uk)

Advice and tips on how to give yourself the best chance of success in a phone interview.

Expert performance tips for Skype and video interviews (TARGETjobs)

A Media Training Specialist and HR professional offer advice on how to prepare for video interviews.

Phone and Video Interview Tips (Outwit Trade)

Practical advice from HR professionals about how to prepare for a phone or video interview.

How to ace a video interview

A short video with advice from job coach, Dominic Joyce, about preparing your set-up for a video interview.

Technical Interviews: putting your graduate science skills to the test (TargetJobs)

Advice on how to prepare for technical interviews, including tips on what to say about projects and insights into the types of question you are likely to face.

How to prepare for a technical interview (DoorDash)

Advice on preparing for a technical interview. The article is mainly aimed at software engineering roles but the advice is also relevant for other technical positions.

Job Interviews Tips and Techniques (businessballs.com)

Advice on all aspects of job interview preparation, including what to wear, what to ask and how to answer tough questions.

Challenging Interview Questions used by Google

A selection of interview questions typically asked of applicants to Google (published on the Guardian website - 5/11/09). Remember that you can book a practice interview at the Careers Service Reception and there are also some excellent books that you can borrow to help you prepare (see Books on Interviews link on this page).

5 steps to a successful video interview (Prospects)

Tips to help you feel confident and well-prepared for facing a video interview.

Strength-based Interviews (Shortlist.me)

Information on what strength-based interviews are and techniques for how to answer them.

35 interview questions and answers (Novoresume.com)

Advice on how to answer commonly asked interview questions.

Tricky interview questions and answers (WikiJob)

Advice on how to answer some of the most commonly asked (and toughest) interview questions. The website has links to some content that requires you to pay a fee. We don't recommend that pay for careers information.

Common Job Interview Questions and Answers (Zety)

Advice on to answer some of the most commonly asked interview questions.

Consulting Interviews (gradinterviewprep.com)

Advice on preparing for Consulting interviews with practice questions/ examples for arithmetic, brain teasers, market sizing and case studies.

What are the most researched job interview questions? (Clarity Visual Management)

Advice on how to tackle some of the most common and tricky interview questions.

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