Interviewing

The interview is one of the most important steps in the job search process. It is your chance to elaborate on how your education, skills, and experience fit what the employer is seeking in a candidate and ultimately gets you the job offer. The keys to interviewing success are knowing yourself, researching the employer, and preparing for and following-up after the interview.

    Prepare for the Interview
    During the Interview
    After the Interview
    Sample Interview Questions
    What Employers Look For

 

Preparing for the Interview

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During the Interview

Make A Good First Impression

Know What to Wear

Men
Women
Remember:

Gather What to Bring

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After the Interview

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Interview Questions

Common Interview Questions

Tell me about yourself.
Tell me about your strengths and weaknesses.
Why are you interested in our organization? What interests you about this job?
Where do you see yourself in five years?
What experiences have prepared you to succeed in this position?

Behavioral Interview Questions

Employers ask behavioral-based questions to learn about how you have responded to specific situations in the past. Keep in mind that by them asking about your past behavior, they can get a better sense of how you will perform on the job in the future.

STAR Technique

Considering this technique can help you organize responses to behavioral questions.

Situation What was the SITUATION?
Task What TASK(S) did you identify that had to be completed?
Action What ACTION did you take?
Result What was the RESULT of your actions?
Sample Questions

Case Interview Questions

Case interview questions are most common in consulting and strategic management interviews where your ability to listen effectively, analyze information, seek additional details and present your approach to solving the question will be related to your future work. Questions usually center on real-world problems so that the interviewer can see how you structure and think about solving the problem.

Tips for Case Interview Questions
Common Categories of Case Interview Questions
Sample Case Interview Questions

Questions to Ask the Interviewer

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What Employers Look For

Reasons Employers Do Not Hire Interview Candidates

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