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Each term we welcome recruiters from a wide range of organisations to conduct generic mock interviews with Oxford students at the Careers Service. As you might expect, this has been very popular with students, and, indeed, with the employers who have taken part.

Most interviewers come for a full day and conduct six to seven interviews between 10am and 4pm, with a break for a catered lunch. However, we can be flexible about start and end times, and if you are only able to offer half a day we would still like to hear from you.

We offer a selection of dates in the Michaelmas (autumn) and Hilary (winter) terms, on a first-come, first-served basis, with two slots potentially available simultaneously.

If you’re a Recruiters’ Group member you will receive, by email, an invitation to book Mock Interview sessions.  If any sessions remain unbooked, these opportunities will become available to all recruiters.

Form of the interview
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We ask employers to offer students one-to-one generic competency-style interviews, which are not specific to any firm or sector.  The only exception are our Solicitor Mock Interviews, which should contain questions suitable for law applicants.

In all cases, you will be given the students’ CVs at the beginning of the day. Each interview should last about 20 minutes, followed immediately by feedback.

What happens on the day
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You will be met at the beginning of the day by a member of our Employer Relations Team. Interviews are normally scheduled to begin at 10am, and thereafter at 45 minute intervals with a coffee/tea and lunch break. Each 45 minute session includes time for both the interview and for feedback.

The interview rooms in the Careers Service have a table and two chairs, which you can arrange as you like.

We will provide you with a complimentary sandwich lunch, plus tea and coffee throughout the day.

To find out more please email recruiters@careers.ox.ac.uk or phone 01865 274663.

This information was last updated on 13 December 2019.
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