Ensuring success during your interview for an internship, job or admission to a postgraduate program takes self-knowledge, research, and an understanding of the process.
- A first or screening interview helps a recruiter assess whether your qualifications match the position. Recruiters may interview you on campus, at the company, by phone or through Skype or video conferencing.
- A more in-depth second interview may last from one hour to an entire day with one person or a variety of professionals. This interview may result in an offer.
- A final interview is required for some positions. It allows additional professionals to determine whether you will be a good fit, provides an opportunity for more in-depth skills assessment, and, in some cases, gives a senior leader the opportunity to approve the selection.
Recruiters use a variety of interviews to assess your qualifications. Learn how to prepare for each:
- Traditional interview
- Behavioral interview
- Test or task interview
- Interviewing over a meal
- Case interview
- Panel and group interview
Interview practice options
- The Informational Interview helps you learn more about a professional's career path and helps you to build rapport with a professional in an industry you are considering without the pressure of a job interview.
- The mock interview lets you practice your interviewing skills with a career counselor. Contact us for an appointment.
- Career Spots videos offer quick advice and demonstrations.