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Career Services Center


Job Search Strategies
The Interview

An interview can be likened to an audition or a final exam. Meeting an employer face to face is your audition for the job. Just as a performer must prepare for a performance, you must also rehearse for your appearance. In addition, just as you would never walk in to a final exam without having studied the course material, so you should never show up for an interview without proper preparation.

There is a lot of information to digest when preparing for the interviewing process. Below are topics that can provide you with useful information in the interviewing process.

Questions Recruiters Often Ask

This section prepares you to take the time to review and formulate responses to a list of commonly asked questions during the screening/initial stage of the interviewing process.

Knock Out Factors

Click here to see the most common mistakes that would prevent you from getting past the screening interview.

Skills & Traits Evaluated in Interview

This section shows you the essential skills and traits evaulated in the interview process.

Questions You Can Ask

This section provides a list of specific job related questions that you can ask during your interview.

Questions To Avoid

Click here to learn what questions/areas to avoid while interviewing.

Exit Interviews

Before you leave a position, you may have to go to an exit interview. Read about why is it important not to burn your bridges and leave on good terms.

Interview Resources

This section provides additional resources on the interviewing process.

Mock Interviews

The Mock Interview Program is designed to help students and alumni effectively prepare for an actual interview situation.

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