Gain insight and develop your online interview skills with Shortlist.Me

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Ever wondered what it is like to undertake a timed video interview? Whether you are applying for graduate jobs or virtual placements and internships this summer, online interviews are becoming commonplace, especially during Covid-19. From Monday 8th June, Student Futures – Careers and Employability, will be launching a new platform to trial, during this month of June, called Shortlist.Me, giving students and graduates realistic experience and the opportunity to practise interview skills.  

What are video Interviews?  

Video interviews can be live, chatting to one or more people online, using platforms such as Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype; or they can be pre-recorded, using specialist interview platforms such as, Sonru or Shortlist.com. For more information have a look at our resources on CareerHub

How does Shortlist.Me work? 

Shortlist.Me offers a selection of different types of interview, including general, graduate and strengths-based interviews. There are interviews for different industry sectors such as Retail, Finance, Marketing and Engineering; and specific job roles such as customer-service, PGCE, HR, Dietitian and Research Assistant. You can also experience interviews with some top employers, such as the NHS, AstraZeneca, British Heart Foundation, Mastercard and Womble Bond Dickinson.  Once you have selected the interview you want to try, you’ll receive an email invitation to undertake the simulation within 5 days.  You’ll learn about the questions employers ask and develop responses and techniques under timed interview conditions. After recording, you’ll be able to watch your performance back and self-review using the coaching points provided. You can also submit your interview for a more in-depth review and feedback from a Career Consultant. So why not give it a try? It is quick and easy to log-on. Browse the site, have fun and do tell us what you think of the platform, by emailing careers@chester.ac.uk. Good Luck! For more career resources, have a look at our new online training resources on CareerHub