Use professional email messages to make a stronger connection with a company, to follow up on an interview, to accept/decline an offer.
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 and practice.
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 Zoom or other video conferencing software.
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:
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. You can connect with professionals, alumni, or those you know in-person, on LinkedIn, or through your own search strategies to inquire about an informational interview.
Employer Information Sessions – Learn first-hand about the company while connecting with a recruiter. Check out the 'Events' tab in Handshake to see all of the virtual and in-person information sessions with employers.
Bryant hosts two annual career fairs with over 100 companies representing various fields and career paths at each. Career fairs are open to all Bryant students and alumni. Check our Instagram or Handshake for dates and times.
Make the most of your career fair experience by learning about companies/organizations and opportunities through Handshake. Meet recruiters, make connections and seek referrals for opportunities of interest. Apply your company research to in-person connections with recruiters and get information about all opportunities company wide.