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Interview Skills

A job interview is your chance to show an employer what he or she will get if you're hired. That's why it is essential to be well prepared for the job interview. Preparing means knowing about the industry, the employer, and yourself. It means paying attention to details like personal appearance, punctuality, and demeanor.

The Career Center can help you prepare by providing typical interview questions, conducting mock interviews and helping you research positions and employers. Use the resources and links below to get started.

YOU DON'T GET A SECOND CHANCE TO MAKE A GREAT FIRST IMPRESSION!

NEW IN THE CAREER CENTER!!

PERFECT INTERVIEW is an online tool that allows you to practice your interview skills wherever and whenever you're ready. Select the length and type of interview you want experience, and a professional interviewer appears on the screen, asking the same challenging questions you’ll face in a real interview. You can repeat each question as often as you like; see a tutorial explaining why the question is being asked, and review examples of how someone else might answer the question. And, with an inexpensive webcam attached to your computer, you can even video record your responses and play them back for instant feedback.

Follow this link to create an account. You will receive an email with a user ID and password that can be used to log on to Perfect Interview On-line from any location.

OTHER RESOURCES

Links below will give you some tips on how to prepare for an interview, how to succeed on an interview, and how to follow up after one. There are a couple of different formats that employment interviews can take. Don't be surprised if the first screening interview is by telephone! See Tips for phone interviews

Most companies use either traditional interview questions, behavioral questions or a combination of the two. Check these links for sample questions.

TRADITIONAL INTERVIEWS:

Traditional Job Interview Questions
Questions & Sample Answers

BEHAVIORAL INTERVIEWS:

Behavioral Interviewing
Behavioral Questions

OTHER TIPS:

Ten Tips for Success
Appropriate Attire
Thank You Notes
Handling Improper Questions

RESEARCH THE COMPANY:

Glassdoor.com gives you an inside look at company reviews, interview questions, and salary ranges for 28,000+ companies.

 

For More Information:

Vicki Webb, Director of Career Development, Telephone: 870.307.7227

 


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