Interviewing is the most exciting part of the job search process and is a skill that can be learned and applied. The “curriculum” involves thorough preparation, which entails self-assessment and research about the employer; knowing what to expect behind the closed door of the interview room and planning accordingly; and post-interview etiquette. We offer students resources and guidance for interviewing.
Preparing for Interviews
- Mock Interviews. Students and alumni may schedule a mock interview with a career counselor (in-person, phone, or video). The session may be recorded and will last twenty to thirty minutes followed by a discussion. First-year students also participate in a mock interview program in January.
- Sample Interview Questions. Anything in your resume, transcript, writing sample, or any other component of your application materials is fair game in an interview. We provide a list of potential questions that may be posed to you, as well as questions you may want to ask your interviewer.
- Phone & Videoconference Interviews. Early interviews via telephone or video are becoming more common as comfort with technology increases and both travel and recruiting budgets decrease. There are several advantages and challenges associated with interviews that are not in-person, and we’re here to guide you through it.
- Interview & Business Casual Attire. We provide detailed guidance on appropriate attire for interviews and professional events.
- Responding to Communications from Employers. Whether you’ve received an offer of employment or an invitation for a callback, a prompt response is called for – even if you’re not ready to decide. We’re here to help.