From preparation to follow-up, we offer a few tips to help you make a strong impact in an interview
Preparing for your interview
#1: Do your homework.
We're impressed when candidates take the time to do some research and learn about us. Browse this site and learn as much as you can. Being prepared will also minimize your anxiety.
#2: Dress for business; be confident; stay composed.
Dress for the occasion. Recent trends have dictated business-casual attire, but it's still appropriate to wear a business-formal. Be sure to shake hands firmly and maintain eye contact.
Make sure you can speak confidently about any experiences you've had in the workplace and in the classroom. Specific examples of how you've contributed to an organization or learned something exciting are of interest to us. We see potential in you, so be sure to sell yourself by promoting your skills and abilities.
Composure in the business world is crucial. And an interview is a good measurement of how you handle pressure. You're an outgoing, likeable person. Let that come through in your interview. We're looking for individuals who will thrive in our team-based environment.
#3: Ask questions.
When you want to learn more about who we are and what we do, it lets us know you're interested. Jotting down the questions you would like to ask us will calm your nerves.
#4: Get clarification.
If you don't understand a question, don't hesitate...ask us to repeat it. You have a better shot at giving your best answer if you know exactly what we're asking.
#5: Follow up.
It's a good practice to thank interviewers for their time. Consider getting a business card from the person or people that you meet with and sending a note to each one as soon as possible after the interview. This gesture shows your interest in building a professional network and appreciation for the time and the effort that other professionals are putting.