What you'll learn
- Develop an understanding of different UK interview formats
- Learn about different types of questions you can expect and how to answer them
- How to prepare examples tailored to different question types
- How to use job adverts to help you prepare for your interview and tailor your answers
- Know how to recognise a competency based interview questions, what is STARR and how to use it.
- Top Tips on do's and don'ts for UK interviews around non verbal communication and etiquette.
- Know where to look for follow up support and resources.
- There are no prerequisites for taking part in this course. It is designed to help you prepare and perform in UK interviews with success.
Looking for a job in the UK but need to develop knowledge of the recruitment practices and how to tackle UK interviews? This course is designed specifically for international job seekers who are looking for a job in the UK.
The course is suitable for individuals who aspire to work in the UK, whether you are already living in the UK, or are applying for jobs from abroad.
Regardless of how much UK interview experience you have, and what stage you are at with your job search, this course will equip you with knowledge in:
Different interview formats and the types of questions you can expect
How to use the job advert to help you prepare and tailor your answers
How to approach questions like, 'Tell us about yourself' and 'Why do you want to work for this organisation?'
How to answer competency based interview questions like, 'Tell us a time when you worked as part of a team' using the STARR technique
Top tips and do's and don'ts
Cultural dimensions of the UK and effects on the interview process
British manners, etiquette, regional differences, individualism and working with UK recruiters
Strategies for adapting your communication style to the UK
Language skills for performing well in a UK interview
How to build a network and adjust to your new life in the UK once you land your dream job
An interview with an international professional who moved to the UK under the HSMP (Highly Skilled Migrant Programme) and then achieved citizenship.
A variety of resources and guidance to aid your interview preparation and your job search
Who this course is for:
- International students, or foreign nationals looking for a job in the UK. The course is suitable for individuals from any background whether in the UK or outside.
Bianca Praino is the Founder and Director of Praino Careers, a unique careers consultancy specialising in supporting foreign nationals with their UK career planning and development. With over ten years’ experience working in various educational settings across UK, Europe and Asia, supporting individuals transition from education into a professional role, Bianca knows all too well the challenges and barriers foreign nationals face with navigating their career in a UK context. She has supported hundreds of individuals in the global community to secure interviews and jobs in the UK. Her global outlook on careers and understanding of different cultural approaches to career decision making gives her a unique and impactful approach with clients.
Aspiration | Perseverance | Authenticity | Hope | curiosity
Cheryl Obal is originally from the US, but considers herself a global citizen. She has lived for 15 years in Italy, 3 years in India, 2 years in South Korea, 4 years in Saudi Arabia, and 1 year each in Qatar, Japan, the UAE, Pakistan, and Thailand. As a result of her work experience abroad and her passion for learning and teaching about culture, Cheryl has become a cross-cultural expert. She now helps companies and individuals excel when working across cultures through her company Cheryl Obal & Associates. Cheryl brings together all the strategies she developed from working in multinationals around the world including the Department for International Trade (UK), Microsoft, KAUST, BASF, Hyundai, Samsung, Tupperware, KoreanAir, eBay, Green Cross, SK, Pfizer, Modine, and many more. Cheryl holds an a in MA International Relations and is a certified trainer of the Lewis Model of Culture, Cultural Detective, and TEFL - Teaching English as a Second Language. She thrives on helping others have life-changing experiences abroad.