Prepare for an Interview

Preparation is key to interview success. You should plan to research the organization, anticipate questions you’ll be asked, practice your answers, and practice some more.

This community contains resources and advice that are designed to help you prepare for your next interview. If time is of the essence and you want a single resource that contains everything you need from start to finish, take a look at our packet titled “The Job Interview” (PDF). If you have more time, watch some of the instructional videos about interviewing or record a practice interview using InterviewPrep.

We also offer interviewing workshops and can meet with students to discuss interview strategies or for a practice interview.

Interviewing – Thank you Letters

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The thank-you letter is one of the most important, yet least used, tools in a job search. When well done, thank-you letters can establish goodwill, express appreciation, restate your interest and enthusiasm for the job, and strengthen …

By Beth Loell
Beth Loell Assistant Director, Career Services
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My 11 Must-Read Resources from Career & Co-op

Over this past summer, I’ve been working in the Career & Co-op Center in University Crossing (Suite 450).  While I was aware of some of the center’s offerings as a first-year student, I didn’t know the extent of its resources …

By Wendy Carvalho
Wendy Carvalho Student Staff - Career Peer
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Tough Interview Questions

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Tough Interview Questions

While some interview questions are relatively easy to answer, some can be more challenging. Some potentially difficult questions include:

What Is a Weakness of Yours?

This is a classic job interview …

By Carla Merkosky
Carla Merkosky Career Advisor, Career Services
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Your Quick Guide Checklist to Finding the Right Job

How to Find the Right Job

Finding the job you want takes many steps and often involves a lot of decision-making. With so many factors to keep track of it can lead to numerous documents and endless running lists which …

By Jessy Abramson
Jessy Abramson Career Advisor, Career Services
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Best Practices For Landing An Informational Interview

Did you ever think you’d landed your dream position only to discover it was nothing like what you expected? This is precisely the problem that informational interviews prevent. If we want to advance in our careers or shift fields, connecting …

By Ivy Exec
Ivy Exec is your dedicated career development resource.
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Interviewing 101

PDF: The before, during, and after of a job interview.

Candid Career

Candid Career provides career planning and career information videos to help students learn about job options, industries and job search …


Preparation is key to success in interviewing and we have a resource to help you. InterviewPrep allows you to complete …

Questions Asked by an Employer

PDF: These are some of the most common questions asked by an employer during a job interview.

Informational Interviews

PDF: An informational interview is an interview with someone currently working in a field of interest to you.

Handling Illegal Questions

PDF: If you are asked illegal questions during an interview, here’s how you can answer them.

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