University Of Sheffield MOOC for Interview Preparation

The University Of Sheffield in partnership with FutureLearn is offering free online course on ‘How to Succeed at: Interviews’. This course is designed for anyone applying for jobs or courses.

The overall objective of this course is to provide the tools you need to succeed at interviews. The course starts from .

Course At A Glance

Length: 3 weeks
Effort:  3 hours/week
Subject: How to Succeed at: Interviews
Institution: The University Of Sheffield and FutureLearn
Languages: English
Price:  Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Starts on

Providers’ Details

The University of Sheffield is one of the world’s top 100 universities with a reputation for teaching and research excellence. Experts teach on the University’s courses and its students rated their learning experience as the best in the UK in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Awards, 2014-15.

FutureLearn offers diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life.

About This Course

This course will help you to succeed at interviews, whether you are applying for jobs or planning to study. Because being offered an interview can be quite daunting, we’ve put together a set of materials to help you prepare and be successful on the day.

It will help you to research the organization so you can answer that frequently asked question ‘why do you want to work for us?’ with style. The course will provide advice on what to wear (and what not to wear) and go through some common interview questions. This MOOC will have tips from employers and admissions tutors on what they look for in candidates and cover the types of questions you should be asking them. This course is open to anyone and is part of FutureLearn Choices – a collection of courses to bridge the gap between school and higher education, and help young adults choose the right degree or career.

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. Applicants can buy a Statement of Participation for this course — a personalized certificate in both digital and printed formats — to show that you’ve taken part.

The course is highly participative and includes articles for you to read, videos to watch and interactive material with tips to help you better understand how to prepare for your interview. There will also be discussions where you can learn from and support each other, self-reflective exercises and quizzes. Throughout the course you’ll be encouraged to collect a portfolio of your work which will help you with future interviews.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course applicants will have the confidence to perform at your very best at interview. Applicants will have tips from employers and admissions tutors on what they look for in candidates and have idea of what types of questions they should be asked.


Pamela Hafekost and Hilary Jones
Pamela Hafekost is the Information Systems Manager and Hilary Jones is the PGT / PGR Placements Officer at the Careers Service
University of Sheffield

Alison Clay
Careers Adviser
University of Sheffield

Marcus Zientek
Careers Adviser
University of Sheffield

Steve McCarthy
Media Information Officer
University of Sheffield Careers Service


University shall have tips from employers and admissions tutors on what they look for in candidates and cover the types of questions you should be asking them.

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link.
  • Sign Up At FutureLearn
  • Select a course and Join
  • Once a course has started, you will be able to access the course material
  • After the start date, you will be able to access the course by following the Go To Course link on your My Courses page.
  • Applicants can buy, to show that you’ve completed a FutureLearn course.
  • On some FutureLearn courses, learners will be able to pay to take an exam to qualify for a Statement of Attainment. (These are university-branded, printed certificates that provide proof of learning on the course topic(s)). 

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