What should you wear? What questions will you be asked? What questions should you ask? We’ll help you prepared and stand out during an interview.
Being prepared is the number one way to impress during an interview, and that includes not showing up empty-handed. Here's a list of things you might want to bring to your interview.
Take the time before your interview, to get directions and even practice finding your interview location. There's nothing worse than looking sharp but showing up late because you got lost on the way to the interview.
When it comes to dressing for an in-person or video interview, think trendy, but conservative. Choose a classic suit coat, dress, shirt and pants or skirt. Wear clothing that is clean, wrinkle-free and fits you properly. This will show that you mean business.
When dressing for business professional, choose a classic suit coat, dress shirt and coordinating pants or skirt. Keep the colors basic to black, blue, gray and white. Ties and jewelry should be simple and not busy patterns. Business professional is more of a conservative style that is commonly worn during interviews.
Business casual is a little less formal than business professional. It's still intended to give a professional and businesslike impression. This means... you don't have to wear a suit jacket. But it's not so casual to where you can wear jeans and a t-shirt.
Try visiting local thrift stores for a slightly used one.
Following along with Bob as he shows you three different ways to tie a tie.
What you talk about and how you say it can make or break your chances of getting hired. Here's how you can describe your skills and experiences.
During an interview, anytime you hear the words “tell me about a time when...” or “describe a situation where...” just think STAR.
Situation or Task
Describe the situation or task you were in:
Explain what action steps you took.
Discuss the results of your actions:
Last semester in my psychology class, I worked in a team of ﬁve. We created a role-play dialogue and scenario to demonstrate a counseling theory. At ﬁrst, everyone was on board with the project. Suddenly, one of our team members stopped contributing ideas and missed a couple of critical group meetings.
I decided to talk to this team member to understand why they stopped contributing. It became clear that they felt offended by some of the ideas that were being suggested. They appreciated that I connected with them and made an effort to understand their perspective.
From that point forward, everyone contributed equally and the result of the project was a great success. We all received A’s on the project. In fact, the professor said that it was one of the best presentations he had seen during his time teaching the course.
Start brainstorming activities/projects you've done in the past and what skills learned as a result. Then practice your responses out loud.
Prepare how you plan on answering those difficult questions.