Interviewing Resources

The job interview is where first impressions are formed and where the interviewer and candidate get to know each other by discussing the education, skills and other pertinent information of the candidate for the position and the appropriateness of the “fit” of the organization to the candidate. Preparing to interview takes time; do not count on your ability to "wing it". Before the interview, take some quality time to reflect on your experiences, education, volunteer work, etc. so it is fresh in your mind and you can successfully articulate to the employer your history. Your communication skills are very important! Preparing for the interview means practicing several behaviors - not just answering questions. You must dress well, watch your body language and posture, practice your manners and eye contact as well as practice answering questions correctly, smoothly, and with confidence.


Interviewing Handout

Informational Interviewing Handout

Mock Interview

Before the Interview

During the Interview:

After the Interview:

Salary Negotiation: