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.
Top 10 competency-based interview questions to find the perfect candidate
Searching for the perfect candidate? Here are ten competency-based questions to consider when running your next interview.
Interviewer tips for conducting a perfect job 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.
Interview presentation preparation tips
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?
Job offer letter template
A template which you can use to compose an offer letter to prospective employees.
Second interview questions to ask candidates
Six great 2nd interview questions to ask and tips for conducting a second interview.
How to ace your video interview
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.
How to choose between candidates
Two excellent candidates - but only one vacancy? Find out the key factors to use in your decision to decide who you should hire.
The path to success in phone interviews
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.
Common interview questions and answers
The inclusion of certain interview questions is inevitable. But, with a bit of practice, they needn't be anything to worry about...
Top questions to ask candidates on a telephone interview
If you are conducting an telephone interview here are the best telephone interview questions to ask and answers to look for.
Conduct the best video interview possible
It is increasing essential for employers to understand how to conduct video interviews. The following tips will support you.
Should I ask about salary at my interview?
Nothing divides interview opinion quite as much as salary. To make sure you know exactly when (and how) to ask about salary at your interview, here are a few of our top tips:
Manager interview questions and answers
Want to step up in your career? Here are ten of our favourite manager interview questions, and our advice on how to answer them.
Researching a company before an interview
Before an interview, or even before sending off an application, you should always ensure you research the company as thoroughly as possible. Here are some tips on what to look for.
Latest Tools, Guides, eBooks
Remote interviews – The ultimate guide
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.
Job seeking advice guide – a guide to securing your perfect role
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.
Getting the best from your interview
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.
How to conduct authoritative and informative job interviews
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.
Competency-based interviews and the STAR technique
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.
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.