At this point, you’ve updated your resume, written cover letters, and now you have an interview. Congratulations! You have a job interview, which means you have the skills to do the job and the company wants to get to know you. Each job interview is different. Be sure to answer the questions with the job in mind, tailoring your answers to the employer’s needs.
Preparation begins with knowing yourself. Defining your functional skills, personal attributes, work values, and future goals brings focus to your presentation and helps answer the most important question for employers: “Why should I hire you?”
Gather information about the prospective employer. Employers consider company research a reflection of your interest, enthusiasm, intelligence, and commitment. This information also helps you determine whether or not a particular company will meet your needs. Annual reports, press and media kits, company booklets, websites, professional and trade magazines, and corporate directories are helpful resources.
We have resources for undergraduate students who may have never conducted an interview through graduate students and seasoned professionals who have participated in many interviews.