Interviewing provides you with an opportunity to match your skills, education and experience to a specific organization and position. Your goal is to demonstrate that you are the best candidate for that position. It is important to remember that interviewing is a two way street. You want to make sure the organization will be a good fit for your personality and professional goals.
What you do to prepare yourself before an interview is just as, if not more, important as the actual interview. Here are the main steps in preparing for an interview.
1. Know yourself – Past experiences, professional goals, transferable skills, favorite work environment
2. Research the field & organization
3. Practice – Schedule a Mock Interview
Interview Preparation Resources
Phone and Video Interview Handout
Mock Interview Program
Our Mock Interview Program is designed to assist you in preparing for an interview that you may have with an employer or a graduate school. We offer both face to face and telephone mock interviews. The face to face interviews typically last 30 minutes and include feedback on how to improve. The telephone mock interviews typically last 30 minutes and feedback is given directly over the phone following the interview.
Click here to schedule a Mock Interview.
Faculty members interested in requiring Mock Interviews as part of a course assignment should contact Julianne Wallace, email@example.com, to arrange a schedule.
InterviewStream is a web-based mock interview program to assist students with their basic interviewing skills. Students must have a webcam. Visit the web site to create an account and create your customized interveiw. Please do NOT use an academic mock interview unless you are enrolled in that class.