Supporting you to prepare for that interview

Supporting you to prepare for that interview

Once you finish your university studies, the only thing standing between you and that dream job could be the dreaded job interview.

Let’s face it – interviews can be stressful, particularly if you have little experience of them.

As a Coventry University student, you can expect plenty of Talent Team career support during your studies, from support with CV writing and job application processes, to preparing for interviews.

Our industry-experienced academics also aim to compliment the support offered by our Talent Team. With years of industrial experience under their belt, academics teaching our building courses understand the importance of preparing our students for industry-specific job interviews.

Our academics strive to provide regular opportunities for students’ studying this subject area to take part in industry-specific mock interviews. Academics work closely with their Employer Advisory Board to make the interviews as realistic as possible, utilising the experience of professionals from industry for the benefit of our students:

I chose to participate in the mock interviews to support students; the transition from university into the world of work is a big step up. Attending an interview can be a stressful event and mock interviews really do help students build their confidence and improve their interview techniques, and in turn improve their chances of successfully securing an opportunity.

The chance for our students to practice interview techniques with an experienced interviewer in a safe and supportive environment can have an enormous impact on their future success. As final year Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management student Aadam explains, student feedback has shown how much they have benefited from this experience:

The mock interview process was helpful as it helped me immediately identify the areas where I was lacking. Getting further feedback from the interviewers allowed me to build upon my ability.

It was great to have an active member of the industry as one of the interviewers, as it replicated a real interview situation and added some pressure.

Aadam Ismail, Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management BSc (Hons)

Aadam Ismail

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