Pictures of Interviews

Before the Interview

  • Review your resume.
  • Always know ahead of time who will be conducting the interview and what type of interview format will be used (individual, panel, lunch, Skype, phone, etc.).
  • Research the company, position, and industry (minimum two hours).
  • Practice responses to potential interview questions.
  • Have correct directions and plan accordingly for traffic and parking time.
  • Make sure interview clothes fit well and are clean and pressed.
  • Schedule a mock interview with the Career Center or use InterviewPrepOpens in new window to help you prepare.

Day of the Interview

  • Dress to impress.
  • Always arrive 15 minutes early.
  • Be nice and courteous to everyone with whom you come in contact.
  • Bring extra copies of your resume and a list of references in a portfolio with notepad and pen.

During the Interview

  • Have a firm handshake.
  • Always remember to smile, show enthusiasm and make eye contact with all interviewers.
  • Be prepared with a 60 second commercial.
  • Limit responses to no more than 2-3 minutes per question.
  • Know strengths and weaknesses.
  • Be prepared to identify specific skills as they relate to the job.
  • Provide examples that illustrate or demonstrate a specific skill or function.
  • Be ready to handle situational/behavioral questions utilizing the STAR (situation, task, action, result) approach.
  • Always ask informative questions at the end of the interview.
  • Ask about the next steps in the interview process.
  • Remember to shake everyone's hand and thank them.

After the Interview