Interview Tips

Before The Interview

  • Explore your strengths, weaknesses, interests, and career goals
  • Research the employer
  • Review the job description
  • Prepare for commonly asked interview questions and potential questions to ask the interviewer
  • Practice your questions and answers aloud
  • Review your resume

During The Interview

  • Arrive early–approximately 10 minutes before the interview
  • Greet the employer and/or associates with a firm handshake and confidence
  • When responding to questions give examples, answer positively and concisely and do not focus on weaknesses essential to the job
  • Be aware of your presence during the interview, such as posture, voice, eye contact and attitude
  • Relax!

After The Interview

  • Ask the interviewer questions
  • Thank the interviewer and inquire on next steps
  • Reaffirm your interest in the position
  • Ask for a business card and send the employer a thank-you letter