Prepare and Practice for Interviews
You know you have the skills, abilities, and confidence to do the job well – now it’s time to demonstrate those elements to your future employer through the interview. Interviews are often the most intimidating part of the job application process. But they do not have to be.
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Strategies & Tips
Be prepared for your interview with strategy ideas and tips on impressing your potential employer by:
- Learning how to create your 30-second “elevator pitch” to explain who you are and why you are interested in a company or organization
- Researching the company or organization before your interview so that you are ready for any questions they may ask
Make sure your interview attire is neat and appropriate for company culture. Bring a nice portfolio with copies of your cover letter, resumes, and references (at least 5) on resume paper. Include a pen and paper for note-taking.
During the job interview, try to relax and stay as calm as possible. Maintain eye contact with the interviewer and smile. Listen to the entire question before you answer. If you get “stumped”, pause and take a moment to regroup. Default to stories you are comfortable with when you’re unsure of a specific answer.
- Be prepared at the end of the interview to ask 2 to 3 questions that relate to the position of interest.
- Take additional steps after the interview. Always follow up with a thank you note, reiterating your interest in the position and clearing up anything you forgot to share. If you interview multiple people, send each a thank you note (Get their business cards before departure).
- Interview Tips