Not all interviews are the same. They will usually conform to one of several different formats, such as panel interviews and competency-based interviews. Employers also conduct interviews across different media, such as telephone interviews and online video interviews.
The questions asked in interviews are equally various, ranging from arithmetical brain-teasers to enquiries about your previous employment experience. The content of the questions, and how you should respond, will vary according to the specific competencies and expertises required in the role for which you have applied.
Below we outline how best to prepare for interviews, which interview types are most frequently used by recruiters, how to approach answering the more typical interview questions, and the competencies that your interviewers might aim to assess. Each of the sections is designed to help you on your way to interview success.