Interviewing Tips

  • Be yourself!
  • Know yourself (your skills and goals), the job, and the company. Prepare!
  • Present your skills and value first, then back them up with experience.
  • Don’t ramble. Talk only about your most relevant skills and successes.
  • Be ready to explain your next planned career step.
  • Don’t bad mouth former employers; you’ll be seen as likely to repeat the behavior.
  • Answer questions fully and with concrete examples (whenever possible).
  • Show how your life, work, and educational experience can pay off for the employer.
  • Keep focused on the job’s duties.
  • Smile!
  • Use the interviewer’s name.
  • Learn about the employer’s needs.
  • Ask open-ended questions.
  • Express enthusiastic and sincere interest in the job.
  • Follow up with a “thank you” letter.