Resumes, Letters & Interviews

Interviews

Interviews

It's all about getting that interview. A strong cover letter and resume sets you apart from other applicants and increases your chances of being invited to an interview. The interview, the thank you response, and negotiating the offer are critical steps in landing that perfect position for you.

Preparing for an interview

Your hiring success begins before you apply for a job. All correspondence with a potential employer is evidence using to hire, or not hire you. Think of each step of the process as part of an interview. Interviews are all about making a good impression. There are many facets to consider such as conversation strategies, body language, and attire that could affect your big moment. Learn how to respond to an interview invite and what to wear for the day.

During the interview

Your answers and behavior are very important during an interview. Anticipate the questions your interviewer may ask as well as the ones you should ask. Update and edit your web presence and social networking sites. Learn about the types or questions asked in interviews, how to answer them, and questions to prepare for them.

Schedule an appointment with us to practice and prepare your interviewing skills. Bring a job description with you so we can tailor the mock interview to the role you're apply for.

Phone and Skype interviews

Employers use phone and video conference interviews as a way of screening candidates in order to narrow the pool of applicants who will be invited for in-person interviews. Learn how to master phone and Skype interviews.

Practicing is essential to making a good impression. Have your stories and answers ready by scheduling a practice phone interview with Career Services, be sure to include in the comments that you'd like this mock interview to be over the phone, and email us the position description ahead of time.

After the interview

Don't make the same mistake as all the others. There's more to do after an interview whether or not you are offered the job.