University of Exeter Interview Questions & Answers
Difficulty rating 6 / 10
- Positive 1/1
- Neutral 0/1
- Negative 0/1
Difficulty rating 60.0 / 100
Interview processMy interview was in a room with around 15 other candidates. We had a series of group tasks to perform; we split into groups of two or three in order to perform the tasks as quickly and efficiently as possible. We also had an individual task at the end in which we had to present ourselves and why we would be a suitable candidate for the role in front of the other candidates.
Most difficult question'What would you say to an alumni in order to better engage them and encourage them to donate money to the university?'
Interview tipsIt is difficult to stand out in a group interview, so when you are asked the same question as someone else, answer with enthusiasm and originality. The issue with trying to do this however is that you will often feel on the spot because the interview is not just between you and an employer(s) but you are in a room with others looking on at you and your answers. This might influence how you respond, for example in my case, due to the amount of people in the room who were not potential employers, I downplayed myself in an attempt to not come across as too arrogant. However the entire point of an interview is to highlight your skills and attributes which may be useful to the company, so holding back in an attempt to seem more humble can be detrimental if done too much.
Experiences at the assessment centreWe were asked to perform three tasks: the first was to drop an egg on to the floor and make sure it did not break. In order to protect the egg from breaking we were given two balloons, some sellotape and some string. Our second task was a simulated call to an 'alumni' whereby one person pretended to be the alumni, and the other pretended to be the telephoner engaging the alumni for donations. Our final task was an individual presentation to the rest of the group describing why you thought you were best suited to the job.
- Group / Panel
- Senior Management
- Verbal reasoning
- Assessment centre
- Group excercise
- Background check
- Competency based questions
The face to face interview consisted of a range of behavioural competency questions; with proper pre
My interview was part of an assessment centre which involved a group exercise and solo presentation.
My interview was via Skype, although the connection failed and we had to continue via phone. We had
My telephone interview lasted for approximately 25-30 mins. Initially, Vodafone went through some HR
After applying via a fast track I was sent an email invitation to a video interview. The instruction
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