Interview Skills For Recent Graduates
Published on 21st May 2021
The latest in our Work Matters series takes a look at the best websites and online resources to help recent graduates prepare for job interviews.
Monster recruitment are old hands at dishing out job advice, so they have very extensive and up to date advice and tips for those entering the job market. The advice ranges from basic and easy to understand advice like “5 essential tips for interviews” to more in depth tips like reading verbal and non-verbal communication. There are very important tips here for first time interviewees, such as tips for calming anxiety before interviews and pre-interview research on potential employers. Advice is given in a succinct and easily digestible manner.
Grad ireland is probably the most informative and extensive website for third level graduates and those seeking entry level positions. It is geared totally toward recent graduates and this is very apparent from the interview advice section of the website. It includes brilliant advice for first-time interviewees, such as what to wear (and what not to wear!) to interviews, how to rehearse your interview with a friend or family member beforehand, and that all important interview checklist. It also includes a handy video from HR professionals with years of experience in the interviewing process.
Trinity College Dublin Careers Service
Trinity College Dublin’s Careers advice website and Interview skills webpage are primarily aimed at Trinity College graduates but the vast proportion of the information provided is relevant for any recent graduates. The interview section is divided into three subsections: Preparing for interviews, Types of interviews and Practicing interview Skills. Each section has a huge amount of information and, while not being as succinct and as basic as the other two interview pages included in this review, they contain exercises, practice skills and workbooks for those who want to give the best of themselves at interview time. There are detailed examples of types of interviews, including competency based interviews, technical interviews and academic interviews. This is an ideal website for those graduates who want to prepare thoroughly and comprehensively and have every angle covered when going for interview.
Don’t forget the Library e-resources too!
Under our “Great courses” offering, we offer 22 separate courses under “Business skills” as well as a huge range of other courses.
One specifically of interest in this area is a course called “Landing the job: Interview techniques”.
Similarly we offer another set of courses through “Universal class”. There are over 100 online courses listed in the business area as well as thousands more. Of specific interest in this area is the “Interview skills course”.
Borrowbox offers a wide range of fiction and nonfiction books as ebook and eaudiobook. You can search by keyword, including “interview” and the available options will come up for you.
Finally don’t forget our new e-magazine provider - Libby. There is a specific one-off magazine on offer called “Improve your interview technique”, but there is also a wide variety of magazines, not only on business, but also sports, magazines, celebrity gossip, history, gardening etc. if you need a break!