Adzuna, the smarter job search engine, is pleased to announce the launch of a unique, free AI interview coach tool Prepper.

For the first time, the recent advances in large language models (LLMs), alongside Adzuna’s proprietary data and expertise, have made it realistic to simulate interview questions for any job at any company, at scale.

Adzuna’s cutting edge tool Prepper allows jobseekers to prepare for job interviews by generating questions likely to be asked based on information from the job ad, as well as coaching them on how best to respond, changing the game for interviewees.

Users simply paste the job title, job description and company name into Prepper, and the tool then generates the five interview questions most likely to be asked. Users can input draft answers to practise their responses. Adzuna’s AI coach will then provide feedback scores and detailed suggestions on how to improve, helping give candidates an edge over their competition. Users can also ask Prepper to generate model answers, without any input, to help them prepare for interview.

It follows research revealing 93% of jobseekers experience pre-interview anxiety, with the top job interview worry being not being able to answer a difficult question (cited by 41% of respondents).

The inside scoop on how Prepper works
Based on over 10 years of labour market data, the AI tool is built on a large language model (LLM), using in-built prompts to generate and review interview questions and model answers. The tool also assesses and scores candidates’ answers, reviewing each response against the skills and requirements being sought by the employer and providing bespoke feedback to help candidates improve.

Adzuna has also created three bespoke personas based on a series of advanced system prompts. Users can test themselves on three modes – easy, hard and pirate mode – helping them to build confidence prior to interview. For example, when tested with a Warehouse Operative job posting at Tesco, Prepper provides the following questions across each mode:
Easy: “How do you ensure that your work is accurate and error-free?”
Hard: “What measures do you take to ensure safety while working in a fast-paced warehouse environment?”
Pirate: “Shiver me timbers! Can you tell us about a time when you went above and beyond for a customer?”

Companies can also use the tool as a shortcut to prep interview questions for open roles.

Adzuna’s mission is to use the power of technology to match people to better, more fulfilling jobs. Its unique, AI-powered tools and salary insights guide jobseekers to their next role. For employers, Adzuna’s proprietary matching technology and programmatic delivery capability helps fill positions quickly by acquiring, qualifying and matching the right candidates to roles.

The tool is initially launching across Adzuna’s UK and US sites.

Andrew Hunter, co-founder of Adzuna, comments: “Generative AI has the potential to disrupt the jobs market in a positive way for jobseekers. Not everyone has the resources to pay for a career coach to help them land a job or build confidence ahead of the job interview process, so we’re excited to launch this new free AI interview coach allowing jobseekers to prep for interviews without paying a penny. We’ve been using the power of AI technology to help match jobseekers to jobs for over 10 years. We built and launched machine learning tool Jobsworth in 2013, using AI to predict an accurate salary for every job posting on Adzuna. In 2015, we added ValueMyCV to our AI toolkit, empowering jobseekers to know their worth based on their CV. Now in 2023, we’re pleased to add Prepper to our list of smart AI tools helping make job search better and changing the game for interviewees.”

Prepper is available to use here.