Do your research
Use the “About” section on a company’s website to gather background information and also incorporate your research into your responses.
Review the job
Review the responsibilities and make sure you can match your experiences and skills to what's required.
Make sure your resume reflects the position description.
Review your resume
Be prepared to discuss experiences and projects that are on your resume. It’s a great idea to meet with a Career Counselor to have your resume reviewed.
Think of possible questions that might be asked and write your responses on an index card.
Practice makes perfect! Practice your responses out loud with a Career Counselor during a practice interview.
Dress for Success
When it comes to dressing for an interview, think trendy, but conservative. Wear a suit coat, dress, shirt and pants or skirt that is clean, wrinkle-free and fits properly.
Smile, sit up straight, make eye contact and nod your head to show that you're listening. These are top ways to stay engaged and show interest.
Make your answers accurate, brief and as interesting as possible. Try to stay on topic.
Focus on your role in the situation and speciﬁcally what action steps you took.
"Do you have any questions for us?" You should be prepared with thoughtful questions regarding the position and the company. This is your opportunity to show how interested you are in the position.
Find out what their next steps are in the interviewing process and when they might take place.
Thank the interviewer for their time and interest in you. Also, thank anyone else who helped you on the way out.
Thank you note
Sending a hand-written thank you note or an email after the interview is a great way to remind the employer who you are. You can also share skills and experiences that you weren't able to discuss during the interview. Ideally, you'd want to send your thank you note within 24 to 48 hours after your interview.