The University of Portsmouth Interview Questions & Answers
Difficulty rating 6 / 10
- Positive 1/1
- Neutral 0/1
- Negative 0/1
Difficulty rating 60.0 / 100
Interview processThe interview was conducted in a very friendly manner, in the formal and prestigious setting of the University of Portsmouth's Business School. The interview lasted approximately 45 minutes and was split between the panel asking a few short answer questions and then asking the interviewee to elaborate and describe some previous experience and skills.
Most difficult questionWhat makes you stand out from the other applicants? - Hard to judge the calibre of other applicants and therefore hard to pick which strength of yours best highlights what distinguishes you from them
Interview tipsPreparation is critical. The feedback I received from my succesful interview was that the panel were impressed and struck by how targeted and in depth my research of the role and my supervisors had been prior to the interview. It is easy to state that you are passionate about a role, the people you want to be working alongside, and the institution, but it is very easy for this to come across as predictable and uninspiring unless you have put the effort in to obtain the knowledge to back up your claims.
Experiences at the assessment centreThere was no assessment centre.
- Group / Panel
- Senior Management
- Verbal reasoning
- Assessment centre
- Group excercise
- Background check
- Competency based questions
The start of the assessment centre day was a one on one interview, lasting approximately 20 minutes.
The interview had several stages first a one to one interview at a centre. This was competency based
The interview was comprised of 3 different sections and previous to the interview I had been contact
First off there was a phone interview, which was basically just a brief chat about expectations of t
The overall format was a general assessment centre, a competency based interview, group exercise and
I initially applied online through an application form which asked about my experience in relation t
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