Interviewing Success

Interviewing Success

Preparation

  • Research company before going to interview.
  • Review your resume and qualifications for the job.
  • Prepare answers to broad questions about yourself.
  • Practice for the interview with a friend, relative, or the career services office.
  • Prepare a list of five to seven questions to ask the interviewer.

Make a Great First Impression

The Interview

  • Respond promptly, concisely, and completely.
  • Use good manners. Learn the name of your interviewer and give a firm handshake as you meet.
  • Use Proper English - avoid slang.
  • Smile. Be enthusiastic and show interest in the position.
  • Sell your skills and what you can bring to the position.
  • Don't criticize former employers and co-workers.
  • Thank the interviewer when you leave and send a thank you letter.

Information to bring to an interview:

  • Social Security Card.
  • Government-issued ID (drivers license).
  • Resume.
  • References - employers typically require three references.