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Preparing for Interviews

Practice

If you have a computer, webcam, and internet connection, you can develop your interviewing skills 24/7 using InterviewStream. There are hundreds of interview questions available or you can create your own customized practice set.

Schedule a practice interview appointment with a Career Counselor

Online with Bullseye powered by Handshake or by calling 716-645-2231.  

Research the Employer

One of the best ways to impress the interviewer is have knowledge of their organization and how you can contribute to it.  Sample these questions and answers to get an idea of this concept.

General Interview Questions

Here are some additional questions that are common to many interviews.  Be sure to think about how you would answer them!

Interviews should be two-way conversations.  Here are some questions that you may want to ask the interviewer.

Tips for Phone/Video Interviews

  • Be sure the interviewer has your resume and any additional materials before the interview.
  • Test the equipment ahead of time to ensure it is working properly.
  • Place the microphone or phone receiver so that the interviewer will be able to clearly hear you.
  • Always wait a moment before answering to be sure the interviewer is done speaking.
  • Dress professionally as you would for an in-person interview.
  • Have the camera focus in on you in a close-up shot.
  • Maintain good posture for your virtual interview. Leaning forward slightly towards the camera helps increase eye contact.