Help us meet the very best version of you
With our top tips, feel confident, be prepared and help us to see your very best during your interview at Experian.
- Telephone interview
See yourself as part of Experian’s vision by finding out more about our company. Whatever your speciality, with so many different business areas, we recommend you find out more about what we do and consider why you want to be a part of it. We want to know why you would love to work at Experian and how you would fit the role you’ve applied for.
On a practical note, ensure you’re in a quiet area with a good phone signal ahead of the call.
- Video assessments
At Experian, we’re not just about data, we’re also big on personality, so make sure you show us yours. As a truly global company, we use video to communicate with our colleagues and clients across the world, so knowing you’re comfortable in front of the camera is a big deal to us. We use this channel to bring your application to life, so we can get to know who you are, rather than just your skills and qualifications.
Our hints and tips will give you all the practical advice and inspiration you need to create a video that really shines at a time and a location that’s convenient for you.
- Online assessments
Show us what you know. You may have been asked to complete some online assessments prior to your interview. These are designed to provide us with additional insight to your CV or interview and complement your application.
As with any assessment, find a quiet environment and allow yourself plenty of time to complete the questions. Feeling comfortable will translate into feeling confident, so be prepared and you’ll do just fine. We recommend completing the questions on a laptop or PC, however you can use a mobile or tablet if you wish. Speak to your recruiter if you require more specific information or any reasonable adjustments.
- Competency Based Interviews
Don’t think of it as an interview. Think of it as an opportunity.
We see interviews as a two-way process, so you can find out more about us, while we find out more about you. Here are some tips on keeping calm, feeling confident and letting us meet the real you.
Be sure to know the job description of the role you’re applying for and consider how your skills meet these requirements.
A little preparation can go a long way. Think about the questions you might be asked and how to answer these in a way that best shows off your skills. Maybe even practice your responses with someone else or record them.
We’re all about facts and data, so you evidence from real-life situations to demonstrate your responses where possible.
Focus on your own contribution. It’s easy to talk about what you’ve achieved within a team, but we’re interested in you. What did you do? What was your contribution? How did that affect the overall outcome? Don’t be afraid to blow your own trumpet!
This is your opportunity to show us what you’ve got. We’ll be assessing your suitability for a role based on the evidence you provide from previous work experience, so use the STAR method to really demonstrate your skills:
• the Situation
• the Task required as a result
• the Action you took
• the Result of that action
Always ask questions. We want to know you’re interested in working with us and are hungry to find out more.
- Assessment centres
Group discussions, ability assessments, competency based interviews, presentations and case studies. We may need some or all of these for a well-rounded process, which is why we might invite you to undertake tasks at one of our assessment centres.
Here are our tips for doing well:
• Be assertive during all exercises
• Focus on your contribution and draw others into group discussions
• Ensure that the assessors can see your working methodology
• Ensure that you understand the requirements of each task by quickly digesting the brief – revisit this once you understand the overall challenge
• Be friendly and polite, and remember that you’re always being assessed
• Relax and be yourself
- Dressing for interviews
We believe in looking smart and feeling comfortable. We also like our employees to make a lasting impression, so we operate a ‘business casual’ dress code.