An interview is a critical component of the selection process. This is the time to show your interviewer your personality and sell them on the skills and qualifications that make you a great fit for the opportunity. A successful interview requires effective research, advance preparation and plenty of practice. The Student Professional Development Center provides resources to help you hone your interviewing skills. To schedule an appointment, call 336-278-6538.
Before the Interview
Before the interview, take the time to research the position and organization and to practice responses to interview questions. Reflect on why you want this position and how you will make a positive contribution. The major downfall in most interviews is the lack of knowledge about the organization. The information linked below can help you prepare for your interview.
Day of Interview
It is important to plan ahead so that the day of the interview you are not rushed, know what you are wearing, know where you are going and how to get there. Preparation is key to a successful interview day.
After the Interview
It’s important to leave the organization and interviewer with a great last impression and follow up professionally. Remember: You are essentially still in the interview process until you receive an offer.
Not all interviews are the same. Based on industry, company culture, and stage of the interview process, you may complete a pre-recorded virtual interview, behavioral interview, and group interview.
Sample Interview Questions
Interview questions can vary greatly depending on the type of interview, company and position. Please find a list of sample questions below to help guide you in your interview preparation. A mock interview with a career advisor provides an additional opportunity to practice.