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Interview Skills

Recommended Year Group: Year 12 & 13

Recommended Group Size: 12 - 40

Duration: 45 Minutes

Location: Classroom or similar


  • To get students thinking about how to prepare for, and behave in, an interview situation whether for a university place or employment.
  • To use role-play to help students evaluate their own performance in an interview situation.
  • To get students to start thinking about preparing for an interview including keeping an up to date CV and being able to make positive statements about themselves.
  • To help students to feel more confident about the interview process by giving them some useful advice and tips.

Learning Outcomes

Students will :

  • Understand the importance of non-verbal communication and making a good first impression when attending an interview.
  • Have participated in a role-play interview with other members of their group which will have given them the opportunity to receive feedback on their performance as an interviewee as well as experience being an interviewer and observing their peers.
  • Be aware of the importance of asking questions at the end of an interview and will have some examples of the sorts of questions they might ask.
  • Understand the importance of preparing for an interview and have some advice on how to do this.
  • Have a greater understanding of what the interviewers are looking for when they are applying for a university place or employment.


  • PowerPoint (with explanatory notes)
  • Pens
  • Interview skills activity booklet