Interviewing Preparation and Tips!


An excellent resume and cover letter put you on the path to securing an interview with your dream employer.  Now, it is time to meet with the HR team to discuss your skillset. Preparing well for your interview will improve your confidence and enhance your responses. The Career Center can help you prepare for your interviews and develop and improve your interview skills. Conversations with staff and online tools can help you fully prepare for your interview and give you the confidence to land the job! 

Interviewing is a skill. 

The more you practice, the better you’ll do.  Use Big Interview, our interview training system, to strengthen your interviewing skills anytime, from anywhere. Or review our career resources to prepare for the interview, know what to expect the day of, and for helpful tips for after the interview.   

Still need help? Our career coaches can ask sample questions and provide feedback, share commonly asked questions, show you how to research companies, explain different interview formats, and highlight the attributes employers are seeking. 

Use this community to find best practices for nailing that interview!


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Alexis Lopez Career Services Specialist
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Employers Don’t Want Your Shoe Size: What should You Share In An Interview?

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What should I say to an employer?

What details should I provide when asked questions by a representative?

What’s the best way to stand out to employers?

I often say to students, don’t …

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Cherrie Peters Lead Career Coach
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How to Answer “Why Did You Choose Your Major?” in a Job Interview (Plus Example Answers)

If you’re a recent college graduate heading into a job interview, you might have prepared to answer questions about how what you did in college will translate to the world of work along with other common interview questions such as “

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Should I Put My Pronouns on My Resume? Ask the “Queer Career Coach”

While we now use online job boards and Zoom meetings in place of classified ads and formal handshakes, one thing remains the same: A good resume can speak volumes about you, before you even open your mouth. Your resume is …

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How to Answer, ‘Tell Me About Yourself’

The “tell me about yourself” interview question is more of a statement than a question. But, when you hear it, you know what comes next: it’s time to tell the interviewer all about you. 

In some respects, this interview question …

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