How we shortlist candidates
In your application, we’ll be looking to see how you meet the criteria specified in the job description. Those applicants who best match the criteria will be shortlisted and invited for an interview. We’ll let you know the outcome of your application, whether you are successful or not. Please be aware that we are only able to provide feedback to applicants who attend an interview. This is due to the large volume of applications we receive.
Your interview at King's
If you've been shortlisted for a role, keep an eye out for an email invitation from us, it may have gone into your junk mail. The email will include all the necessary instructions, such as whether you need to give a presentation, what documents to bring for proof of immigration status, and if you're required to do a work-based test.
Pre-interview meetings: For some senior positions, you may also be invited for an informal discussion with staff from the faculty or department. We'll reach out to you by email or phone to arrange a suitable time.
Reasonable adjustments: We are committed to ensuring fair treatment throughout the recruitment process and we encourage applicants to get in touch with us about any adjustments they may need for the selection and interview process. Please contact us at HR@kcl.ac.uk
Facilities: Prayer rooms and breastfeeding facilities are usually available on our campuses. Please let us know if you think you’ll need access to these or other facilities.
It is essential to be well-prepared for your job interview at King's. To help you in this process, we have created a Preparing for your interview at King’s College London guidance document with useful tips and tricks to make sure you ace the interview.
At the interview
- Be Yourself: Your interviewer wants to get to know you and find out more about what makes you unique. Don’t be afraid to show your personality and be yourself during the interview. After all, this is your chance to make a good impression and stand out from the crowd!
- Take your time to answer the questions carefully. It is okay to take a moment to think before you answer. If you don't understand the question or have trouble responding, ask the interviewer to repeat it or for clarification.
- Try to answer the question completely but stay concise. Keep in mind that the panel will be looking for evidence related to the criteria in the job description.
- When answering questions, focus on what you did, specifically – avoid starting your answers with "we".
- At the end of the interview, you will likely be invited to ask any questions you may have for the panel.
Keeping you informed: We'll let you know the outcome of your interview as soon as possible. If you'd like feedback on your interview, let us know and we'll be more than happy to provide it.
Good luck and we hope to welcome you to King’s soon!