Virtual interview practice

Have you ever wondered what it’s actually like sitting an interview? Whether you are about to do your first or your tenth, practising via a mock interview can be key for success. Our handy tool lets you choose from five different kinds of virtual interviews. From first job to career changes, select the one which most suits you and rehearse your answers to the kind of questions you can expect whatever job you're going for. Boost your preparation by using the worksheet all around interviews.  

What is a mock interview?

A mock interview put simply is a practice interview. It’s a chance to prepare and get familiar with what a real interview might be like, and importantly rehearse your answers to a range of questions. 

How can a mock/virtual interview help me?

Practice makes perfect, and our tool provides top interview tips next to our model answers. In addition, if using a webcam on a desktop or laptop computer, this tool allows you to record and play back your own answers to see how you come across and where you could improve. 

We won’t store your video after you’ve finished watching it, so if you want to remember your best bits to use in a real interview, remember to make notes as you play them back.

The more you practice, the more confident you’ll feel about the real thing.

Mock interview questions

Our tool contains a range of common questions but here are a couple to give you some examples before you get started:

  • What do you know about the job?
  • How can you adapt your past experience to this role, whether that’s a part time job, volunteering or through hobbies?
  • Can you tell me about a time where you worked well as a team?
  • Tell me about your strengths and areas of improvement?

After you’ve completed the tool, why not ask a friend or parent to give you a mock interview – so you can practise your example answers with them. 

Extend your interview knowledge further by trying one of the resources below? Alternatively you can visit our interviews hub for more tools and tips.