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.

Job Search Etiquette: Best Practices for Communicating with Recruiters and Hiring Managers

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Some Helpful Advice About Embracing the Give-and-Take Nature of an Interview

— Article by Audrey Spina, the Assistant Director of Career Services at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts. 

Though a job interview represents a discussion between an interviewer and a job seeker, the prospect of controlling the direction of the conversation can represent an intimidating …

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Navigating International Student Precarity in Academia

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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 …

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Jessy Abramson Career Advisor, Career Services
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10 questions to ask an employer when interviewing for an internship

One of the biggest mistakes that college and university students and recent graduates and others early in their careers make when trying to land an internship is to be too passive during the interview process. A good recruiter or hiring …

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Resources

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 …

InterviewPrep

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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