Its history, philosophy, reputation, standing in the community as well as with peers, organizational structure, prospects for growth and change )
Practice how you will articulate the match between you and these aspects
During the 1st Interview
Be on time: Know how to get there and arrive 10-15 minutes early
Be friendly, courteous, and professional to everyone
Be positive and never criticize others
Be aware of your body language - tone of voice, posture, facial expressions, re-actions - clues to your “true” feelings and attitudes
Express yourself well, speak clearly and audibly. Use complete sentences and avoid slang.
Be yourself - Don’t try to be someone you are not; Sincerity goes a long way
Be a good listener and be alert to non-verbal cues indicating when you should stop/start talking. Don’t think about your response while the interviewer is still talking
Types of Questions
Behavioral Based Questions
Describe a recent accomplishment
Personality Fit Questions
What do you consider your strengths and/or weaknesses?
Open Ended Questions
Example: Why should I hire you?
Contact the Office of Career Services to arrange a mock interview. Note that in order for a career counselor to prepare for a mock interview, you will need to forward a copy of the job description and your current resume. We ask as a professional courtesy, that you give as much advance notice as possible. We will then conduct the mock interview and provide detailed feedback. The mock interview can be video taped if requested in advance.