How to Excel at Interviews is a free online course by the University of Sheffield available on How to Excel at Interviews is a Free three-week course is designed for anyone applying for jobs or courses.

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This course How to Excel at Interview,  will help you to succeed at interviews, whether you are applying for jobs or planning to study.

How to Excel at Interviews: Course At A Glance

Length: 3 weeks
Effort: 3 hours/week
Subject: How to Succeed at Interviews
Institution: University Of Sheffield and Future Learn
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Course Starts on February 27, 2017

Providers’ Details

The University of Sheffield is one of the world’s top 100 universities with a reputation for teaching and research excellence. It’s diverse student population of nearly 25,000 of the brightest students from 117 countries learn alongside over 1,200 of the world’s top academics. The campus is based in the heart of Sheffield, a large, green city in the north of England.

About This Course

This course How to Excel at Interviews has been designed and developed by experts from the Careers Service here at the University of Sheffield to help you to succeed at interviews, whether you are applying for jobs or planning to study. Because being offered an interview can be quite daunting, we’ve put together a set of materials to help you prepare and be successful on the day.

Why Take This Course?

The course is highly participative and includes articles for you to read, videos to watch and interactive material with tips to help you better understand how to prepare for your interview. There will also be discussions where you can learn from and support each other, self-reflective exercises and quizzes. Throughout the course you’ll be encouraged to collect a portfolio of your work which will help you with future interviews.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course applicants will have the confidence to perform at their very best at interview. Applicants will have tips from employers and admissions tutors on what they look for in candidates and have idea of what types of questions they should be asked.


This course How to Excel at Interview,  is designed for anyone applying for jobs or courses. It will be of particular interest to those in the early stages of their career, or those who are out of practice and need to update their skills. No prior knowledge or expertise are needed.


Pamela Hafekost

Pamela Hafekost is the Information Systems Manager and Hilary Jones is the PGT / PGR Placements Officer at the Careers Service

Alison Clay

She is a Careers Adviser at the University of Sheffield Careers Service providing advice to help our service users become more confident when writing applications or approaching interviews.

Marcus Zientek

Careers Adviser. Writes and edits careers guides for the University of Sheffield and is Careers Service Co-ordinator for the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Steve McCarthy

Media Information Officer at the University of Sheffield Careers Service. Interested in learning technology and digital media, and Social Media.

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