“Why do you want to work in this role?”
“What makes you suitable for this role?”
“Where do you see yourself in 5 years’ time?”

The resources in this section will help you answer these typical interview questions and enable you to come across as a well-informed applicant. These profiles include what you might be doing in a job, how you might progress and what skills are needed to do the job well. Knowing what skills are needed will also help you make better targeted applications.

Industry sector and career overviews


Graduate Prospects and Target Jobs are key UK graduate sites offering comprehensive insights into graduate careers and job sectors.

Graduate Prospects – A-Z of hundreds of graduate careers, job sector and career profiles

Target Jobs – A-Z of hundreds of graduate careers, job sector and career profiles

Target Jobs – Inside Buzz – employee reviews, employer profiles, career guides into banking, accounting, consulting

Banking, finance and management consulting


eFinancialCareers  (asset management, corporate banking, hedge funds, insurance, investment banking, private equity, professional services)

Inside Careers (actuaries, banking and investment, chartered accountancy, insurance, management consultancy, tax profession)

Wikijob (Accountancy/Professional ServicesConsultingHuman ResourcesInsuranceInvestment BankingMarketing/PRRetailSales and Recruitment ConsultingTransport/Logistics)

Employers, salaries, interview questions


Glassdoor – a useful site for researching employers, salaries and interview questions (in addition to job hunting).