The job interview is a fundamental part of the recruitment process, yet it is something that both employers and interviewees can get wrong without proper preparation. Reed’s interview advice hub has a range of tools, eBooks and blogs to support interviewers and interviewees with this vital recruitment step.
The hub contains everything you need to know about job interviews. Whether you are an interviewer who requires an interview guide to conduct a session which gets the most information from your interviewee, or a candidate looking for tips on how to make a lasting impression on a prospective employer – there’s something to help you.
The questions you ask in an interview are vital to hiring the right person for your business. This article will share the most important customer service interview questions and answers for both employers and interviewees.
Interview dress codes are just as important now as they were pre-pandemic, as employers still evaluate appearances. In this article, we examine what is acceptable to wear to an interview in the post-pandemic world.
According to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), there are more than 758,000 nurses, midwives and nursing associates registered in the UK, across multiple salary bands and sectors. This article explores what questions you should be asking to find the best nurses for your team.
Looking for a project manager to take your business forward? Or are you looking for a role in project management? We outline some of the common interview questions associated with project manager roles and how to respond to them as a jobseeker.
Second interviews are a great way to gain deeper insight into a potential employee, minimising the risk of hiring the wrong person. But, in a time when the job market is so fast-paced and candidate-driven – should you take the time to conduct a second interview and risk missing out on a top candidate to your competitors?
Interviewing is something which all managers do throughout their career, but it’s a skill which is rarely taught or coached. To support you, here are five common mistakes you should avoid when interviewing candidates.
Searching for the perfect candidate? Here are ten competency-based questions to consider when running your next interview.
Are you conducting an interview in the near future? Not sure how to interview people? Use our top tips on interviewing candidates to get the most out of your time with the applicant.
The interview presentation is becoming more common in the hiring process. It gives employers a better overview of your general aptitude and provides you with an opportunity to showcase your skills, knowledge, and experience. But how should you prepare for an interview presentation? What should you include? What if it goes wrong?
A template which you can use to compose an offer letter to prospective employees.
The second interview is an important comparison task for you and your team - therefore, the questions you use need to give you some real insight into the person you may employ.
With more interviews being conducted remotely, you are likely to be invited to a video interview, rather than face to face. This blog will help you pass your interview with some essential tips.
Two excellent candidates - but only one vacancy? Find out the key factors to use in your decision to decide who you should hire.
With telephone interviews becoming more commonplace in the absence of face-to-face interviews, the following tips will help you progress to the next stage of the process.
Latest Tools, Guides, eBooks
This guide gives you all the tools you need to conduct interviews remotely, from how to adapt to a remote format, the software and technology you may need, to tips on how to make a great first impression.
Ready to take the next step in your career and preparing for an interview? This short guide takes you through everything you need to know about competency-based interviews.
Knowing how to find the right job is one of life’s most important skills. This guide will help support you on your job seeking journey.
The interview is about presenting yourself as the best candidate for not only the position, but the company. Our handy guide will take you through some simple steps to make sure you do just that.
As a manager, it’s important that the interviews you conduct are authoritative and informative – giving you the right insight to your potential hire. This guide provides you with best practice advice and guidance to do just that.
Interview Advice - Frequently Asked Questions
The best piece of interview advice is to understand exactly what you are looking for before the interview starts – preparation is key. Writing a checklist of expectations can help you when you come to comparing interviewees. Conducting the perfect interview is not always easy – there are many things you need to consider. Are your questions relevant to the job? Do you have unconscious biases that you need to be aware of? How do you ensure you get the most out of the interview? For more interview advice, read our article ‘How to conduct a job interview – interviewer tips’.
If you are looking for advice on interview techniques, our free eBook ‘How to conduct authoritative and informative job interviews’ gives you all the tools you need to plan a great job interview - how effectively you plan, will be key to its success. First, it’s important to know what skills and traits you are looking for in the perfect candidate and be clear on the role you are hiring for - you need to have a good idea of what you are asking your prospective employee to do. You also need to ensure your interviewees can express their true selves by creating the right environment for them.
Whether you have conducted multiple remote interviews or never done one before, there are many video interview tips that can help you. Video interviews have become part of common business practice – driven largely by the Covid-19 pandemic and the rise of remote/hybrid working. But should you approach a video interview differently to a face-to-face interview?
The answer is yes – although the questions you ask, or the style of interview may remain the same – there are many extra considerations when interviewing remotely. How can you demonstrate your workplace culture when the interviewee isn’t onsite? How can you assess individual candidates in a group interview? How do you make a great first impression remotely? To answer these questions, and for more tips, download our free guide ‘The ultimate guide to conducting remote interviews’.
Competency based interview questions are hiring managers’ bread and butter. They typically start with phrases such as “Tell me about a time when…” or “Give me an example of…” and are designed to test someone’s competence. This style of interview encourages prospective candidates to use real-life examples of how they have demonstrated key competencies – such as resilience, teamwork, problem solving and leadership - in their professional or personal lives, taking away some of the guess work in how they would approach challenges should you offer them the job.