A strong interview is key to a successful job search
Along with the résumé and cover letter, the interview is an opportunity to make yourself stand out to a possible future employer. To assist students in honing their interviewing skills, we have an online interviewing skills presentation. We also facilitate in-person practice interviews with career coaches or students may also access our interviewing software through the Career Education Portal Page. Record responses to a wide variety questions and then review the interview for a self-critique or send it to a coach or professor for review.
A Few Tips to Keep in Mind
Prepare – do a practice interview, know what you will wear, get directions to the location, know with whom you are interviewing, bring a copy of your résumé, prepare questions and a list of references.
Background Info/Research – what are the basic operations of the company? What is the organization famous for? In what areas of business are they looking to advance?
Follow-up – remember to leave your contact information, and always follow-up with a handwritten thank-you note.
For a more extensive explanation of the Interview Process, check out our Interview Skills Handout that offers an A to Z guide to improving your skills in the interview process.