Unit 3 – Interview Skills

The suite of Interview Skills modules supports learners in preparing for a professional interview, from tips for creating a good first impression to strategies for asking thoughtful questions of the interview panel.  The content and activities familiarize participants with a range of common interview formats, structures, and questions.

Module 3.1 – Interview Preparation, First Impressions, and Etiquette

This module includes content and activities that will help participants to prepare effectively for a professional interview.  The module will also highlight strategies for establishing a positive first impression when meeting with interviewers.


Module 3.2 – Interview Types, Formats, and Structures

This module includes content and activities that will familiarize participants with common interview formats and structures.  The module also introduces participants to common types of interview questions.


Module 3.3 – Common interview Questions

This module includes content and activities that will help participants to prepare effectively for a professional interview by anticipating common interview questions and preparing appropriate examples and responses.


Module 3.4 – Questions to Ask an Interviewer

This module includes content and activities that will empower participants to demonstrate their interest in and enthusiasm for a position by asking thoughtful and effective questions of their interviewer(s).


Module 3.5 – After the Interview

This module includes content and activities that will help participants to reflect upon their interview process and appropriately thank and follow-up with interviewers.



Creative Commons License

All modules created for the Work Integrated Learning Open Module Initiative by Niagara College, Georgian College, Lambton College and Algonquin College are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

Accessibility Features

All modules created for the WIL Open Module Initiative include the following accessibility features:

  • Audio/video content is delivered via a media player that is compatible with assistive technology
  • Full transcripts and synchronized closed captioning of all audio content
  • Keyboard navigable multimedia
  • Downloadable forms and worksheets
  • Web browser and mobile device-friendly functionality
  • URLs (e.g. website or email addresses) are rendered as active hyperlinks in a manner that allows them to be detected and activated with assistive technology
  • Alternative text for all non-decorative images
  • All instructions, prompts, and error messages necessary to complete forms are conveyed as text to assistive technology

Technical Specifications

The modules created for this project include engaging media (video, audio, graphics and animations) and interactive exercises.

  • Module content is authored in Articulate Storyline 360. Source files are editable in Storyline 360 and Storyline 3.
  • Modules are published to industry recommendations and optimized for standard delivery – video quality 5, audio bitrate 48kbps, image quality 80%.
  • Modules are published as SCORM 1.2 packages for LMS and/or web distribution, with HTML5 output and Flash backup.
  • When learners access the modules, content will be delivered based on the device and browser they are using.
  • Learner activity/progress is tracked via number of slides viewed.
  • Learner status can be configured to report to LMS as “Complete/Incomplete" Completion is based on the user viewing all slides in the presentation.

Contact the Authors

If you make use of or have questions or feedback related to any Work Integrated Learning Open Module Initiative content, we would love to hear from you. Please contact:

Dr. Natasha Hannon
Manager of Educational Development
Niagara College

Email: nhannon@niagaracollege.ca
Phone: (905) 641-2252 x4339
Twitter: @NatashaHannon