To accompany #Employability day on Friday 30th June have compiled this Interview Skills hub for you.

Why Interview Skills Are Important


The job interview is your chance to make a first impression on a potential employer. It is an opportunity to show off your skills, experience, and personality, and to convince them that you are the best person for the job.

That is why interview skills are so important. They can help you make a positive impression, answer questions effectively, and increase your chances of getting the job.


There are many different interview skills that you can develop, but some of the most important ones include:


  • Communication skills: This includes both verbal and nonverbal communication. You need to be able to speak clearly and concisely, and you also need to be able to listen effectively.
  • Confidence: You need to project confidence during your interview. This doesn’t mean that you have to be arrogant, but you do need to believe in yourself and your abilities.
  • Preparation: It is important to be prepared for your interview. This means researching the company, practicing your answers to common interview questions, and dressing appropriately.
  • Question-asking skills: You should be prepared to ask questions at the end of your interview. This shows that you are interested in the job and that you have done your research.
  • Follow-up skills: After your interview, it is important to send a thank-you note to the interviewer. This shows that you are professional and that you appreciate their time.

Developing these interview skills can help you make a positive impression on potential employers and increase your chances of getting the job.


Here are some additional tips for improving your interview skills:


  • Practice makes perfect. The more you practice, the more confident you will become. Try practicing with a friend or family member, or even record yourself and watch it back.
  • Be yourself. Don’t try to be someone you’re not. The interviewer will be able to tell if you’re being fake, and it will only hurt your chances.
  • Be positive. Show the interviewer that you are excited about the opportunity and that you are a positive person to work with.
  • Be professional. Dress appropriately, be on time, and be polite.
  • Be prepared. Research the company and the position, and practice your answers to common interview questions.
  • Be confident. Believe in yourself and your abilities.


By following these tips, you can improve your interview skills and increase your chances of getting the job.


Here are some of the benefits of having good interview skills:



  • You will make a better first impression on potential employers.
  • You will be able to answer questions effectively.
  • You will increase your chances of getting the job.
  • You will feel more confident in your job search.
  • You will be more likely to succeed in your career.

If you want to be successful in your job search, it is important to develop good interview skills.


Here is a range support documents that can help you improve your interview skills in time for your next interview.


Do’s and Donts – Click here to read our Dos and Don’ts of Interview skills

Online/Phone Interview Tips – If you interview is online or via phone -click here to read more!

Do you struggle with what questions to ask when its your turn? check out what you can ask at interview – here

Need help with what to wear, what to prepare, what to ask? Here is our top 5 tips to interviews – click here

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