Interviewing

When seeking out job opportunities, interviewing is an inevitable part of the process. Employers take interest in candidates that appear to potentially be a valuable asset within their company. There are different types of interviews; face-to-face, phone, virtual, and second round. Tips are provided below in regards to how to master the interviewing process.

Interviewing Tips

Face-to-Face Interviews

The Biggest Interview Mistakes

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Face-to-face interviews, or in-person interviews, are very common. There is a dire need to be conscious of verbal and nonverbal cues, as well as appropriate and professional behavior during the interview. Displaying genuine interest in the position, having done prior research concerning the nature of the company, and possessing skills that cater to their needs are significant. 

Phone Interviews

Preparation for Phone Interviews

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Some companies conduct phone interviews before determining whether they will offer a face-to-face interview. The level of professionalism and preparation that is expected in face-to-face meetings is also expected in phone interviews. 

Virtual Interviews

Suggestions for Virtual Interviewing

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Virtual, digital, or video interviews are becoming increasingly more common. Selecting a professional environment, eliminating distractions, and treating the interaction as if it were an in-person interview is critical to the success of the meeting.  

Second Round Interviews

Narrowing Down the Candidates

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Some employers conduct second round interviews; especially when multiple candidates have caught their attention during the first interview. Once a candidate is invited back to meet with the employer, they will ask questions to get a better understanding of who the candidate is, what they have to offer, and how they stand out from the competition. 

Follow Up

Don't Forget to Follow Up

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Following up with the employer after the interview can be just as important as the interview itself. When a candidate follows up it displays ambition and gratitude. It also puts the candidate in an advantage to be more favorably remembered.

 Resources 

Interview Stream

InterviewStream

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* Self-guided interview practice
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* Choose major specific interview sets

 


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