You've submitted your resume and are waiting to hear back. Will you be ready and rehearsed for the interview or do you plan to just wing it?! The information on this page will help you to prepare for your interviews.
- Interview Preparation
Follow some simple guidelines to help you prepare for any interview—whether it is your first or fifty-first!
- Mock Interviews
Don't blow it by practicing at the actual interview! Prepare in advance with a mock interview! Career Center Counselors can help you prepare for the next step in the application process by conducting a mock interview with you. A free DVD recording of the session is included and is especially useful in assessing your responses and your visual or "non-verbal" impression.
- Meet with a Counselor
to learn interview strategies and techniques.
Resources to Help you Prepare
- Optimal Resume
The interview prep module makes it easy to refine your interviewing skills from the comfort of your own home or office. You control all aspects of your interview practice session, including the interview type, the number of questions, your response format, and the interviewer.
- Informational Interviews
Informational interviewing is NOT a job interview. It involves meeting directly with people working in areas of interest to you in order to obtain concrete career information. Read the attached PDF to learn more.
- Typical Types of On-Campus Interviews
This link describes the types of interviews you can expect on-campus.
- Behavior Based Interview Questions, Sample Interview Questions, and Typical Interview Questions
See the three handouts above for information on the behavioral style of interviewing (used by most employers) and sample interview questions.
- Professional Attire for Interviews
See this handout for tips on dressing for the interview.
- Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Get Dressed for a Job Interview
Follow this link for an interesting article and more career information from About.com
- Interview Appearance and Attire
This website from Virginia Tech contains a wealth of information on interview appearance.
- Resumes, Cover Letters & Portfolios
- Graduate School & Preprofessional Advising
- Jobs & Internships
- Job Search
- Interview Process
- On-Campus Interviews
- International Opportunities
- Reference Files
- Students with Disabilities
- Diversity Resources
- Students Without Documents
- International Students