Job interviews are always stressful - even for job seekers who have gone on countless interviews. The best way to reduce the stress is to be prepared. The interview levels the playing field. No matter where you went to school, no matter what your GPA is, no matter how much experience you have, no matter who you know – if you are not able to interview successfully, you won't get the job. The Career Center has offered some insight designed to help you successfully interview and get the job you want.
Take the time to review the “standard” interview questions you will most likely be asked. Also review sample interview answers to these typical interview questions.
Then take the time to research the company. That way you will be ready with knowledgeable answers for the job interview questions that specifically relate to the company you are interviewing with.
Here are a few guidelines to help you in the interview process:
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Are you nervous about the thought of interviewing? Interview anxiety is common among many job seekers. The anxiety often results from not knowing what to expect or from being uncertain about the type of impression you project. However, "practice makes perfect." With interview preparation and practice, your interview anxiety can be drastically reduced.
Mock interviews are designed to help you:
Virtual mock interviews, powered by Interview Stream, are available in The Career Center or, if you have a webcam, in your own home. Interview Stream is a great tool to get a realistic interview experience and to be able to look back and analyze how you performed. Interview Stream is a way for students to practice their interviewing skills in a non-threatening environment. Then, afterwards, you can watch and critique yourself during that interview from any computer with an internet connection. Whether you have low, shaky, or high confidence regarding interviews, Interview Stream will help you sharpen and perfect your interviewing skills, which will ultimately lead to you rising above other candidates for a future job position.