The difference between a candidate getting a job offer is very much down to the executive interview. Optimising interview performance is crucially important. Treating it as no more than a discussion about a job, doing effective preparation and demonstrating people engagement skills are critical elements. Supporting executives through an extended interview process (two, three or even four stage interviews), we have developed a range of resources and articles dealing with various issues. These include interview performance, preparation / research, skills / techniques, body language signals, salary negotiation strategies and anticipating interview questions.

There are also different styles of interviews, including presentations, assessments, psychometric tests, scenario-based (competency) interviews and less formal discussions about specific positions. Overcoming issues, fears and pressures are often overcome through effective preparation, company research and strong motivation for roles. There are so many dimensions to executive interviews, so wherever possible we will highlight any emerging trends, changing techniques or valuable insights to support executives.

Executive Career Solutions offers a range of value added services, including executive interview guidance. We can help with any element of the executive interview process, including interview skills, addressing weaknesses (confidence issues), preparation / advice and helping to improve ‘on-the-day’ performance. Our experience enables us to successfully partner executives covering multi-stage interviews, evaluating job opportunities and finalising job offers. See our executive interview articles below.

Top 10 Executive Interview Questions and Answers UK

Executive Interview Questions Answers

Executive interviews differ from employer to employer depending on precise requirements for each role. At Executive Career Solutions, we frequently get asked about likely to be asked during executive interview questions answers. We advocate executives anticipating possible interview questions to help with preparation, confidence and performance simply because there are only a certain number of common […]

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Good Second Interview Questions to Ask Employer UK

Asking good second interview questions can help make an impression for executives, so we have established a list of common 2nd interview questions for candidates to use. Expectations, interview approaches and questioning styles often change between first and second interviews. With second interviews, expectations rise because it is more about testing executive leadership credentials, being […]

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Good Questions to Ask Employer at the End of an Interview – List

Preparing good first interview questions to ask is important for a successful executive interview. Expectations during the executive interviews are normally very high and there is always an opportunity to impress interviewers by asking good questions. First interview questions tend to be more general as opposed to asking second interview questions that may be more […]

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Typical Competency based Interview Questions and Answers List

It seems some executives dread answering scenario interview questions. Synonymous with behavioural interviews or competency-based interviews, the reality is these techniques are here to stay. Scenario interviews are a widely practised technique, though candidates sometimes do not appreciate the methodology or rationale behind it. Therefore, it is often simple uncertainty, lack of awareness or weak […]

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Best Telephone Interview Skills and Techniques

Executive telephone interviews are an excellent interview process for employers as a pre-selection method for screening and shortlisting potential candidates. The idea is to speed up the overall selection process with either an extended executive telephone interview lasting 45-50 minutes or a shorter 20 minute telephone conversation. Executive headhunters often lead this process as they […]

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Good Executive Interview Skills and Techniques

The executive interview should be seen as an ideal opportunity to impress prospective employers, stand out from the competition and sell top-level credentials for executive positions. So, what makes the difference between a good solid interview (being distinctly average) and raising the bar with an outstanding performance? At, we often get asked about how […]

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Good Tips Answering Interview Questions | Star Method Approach

The STAR approach is a commonly used approach for structuring answers at mainstream job interviews. However, whilst providing a good outline, we believe it is too much of a simplistic approach for executive interviews, especially given higher expectations and more challenging interview questions. Therefore, we have identified some additional elements to consider if using the […]

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Best Salary Negotiation Tips for Executives

Underpinning the Executive Salary Negotiation Process is the need to be fully prepared and undertake a fair amount of employment market research. The salary negotiation process often fails because of a lack of preparation, planning and insight, especially so, if having worked so hard to achieve an executive interview in the first place! has […]

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Best Executive Salary Negotiation Strategies : Asking About Salary at Interview

Considering the Executive Salary Negotiation Strategy. At, we recognise the importance of Executive Interview Salary Negotiation and understanding executive salary negotiation processes (related article) during interviews. The salary negotiation process in an integral part of the executive interview, so it is necessary to be aware of salary expectations and develop an effective strategy to […]

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