The interview is your opportunity to convince the employer that you are the most qualified candidate for the job opening. Doing so requires that you describe how your experience, training and skills are directly related to what the employer is seeking. The interview also allows you to gauge whether or not your personality, interests, and values are compatible with the company's culture and the job duties. In other words, you are interviewing them just as much as they are interviewing you.
Thorough preparation is the best way to ensure a successful interview. Here are some useful tools and services that will help you prepare.
Step 1: Learn the Fundamentals
See information on:
- The purpose of the interview
- Behavioral and situational interviews
- Dress for Success (for both men and women)
- The parts of the interview
- Evaluating offers
- Making a preparation checklist
- Your self-assessment summary and preparing a 30-second commercial
- Guidelines for answering questions in an interview
- Questions to ask in an interview
Step 2: Get Assistance
- Meet with a Career Counselor for help with interviewing, including asking your counselor to go through a mock interview with you.
- Call (443) 518-1340 or stop by RCF 302 to make an appointment.
- Interviewing Do’s and Don’ts
- Behavioral Interview Questions and Answers - suggestions from Ohio State University video
- How to Ace an Interview: 5 Tips from a Harvard Career Advisor (includes information on phone and Skype interviews):
- Interview techniques