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Interviewing

An interview is really a conversation; a mutual exchange of information. Your role during the interview is to promote yourself, and sell your skills to the employer for a specific position.  The interviewer will be trying to learn more about you and determine if you will be a good fit for the job.

Remember you want to use the interview to:

  • Discover information you may not have found during your research
  • Provide information that will highlight your accomplishments, and expand upon your resume and cover letter
  • Learn more about the job, position, and organization
  • Make the interviewer see you as an asset to the organization, and reaffirm the decision to meet you.
  • GET A SECOND INTERVIEW!

Interviewing Tips
Interview Questions Tips  
Dressing for Success Tips

Other Ways to Prepare - Practice Interviews
If you feel you need more preparation to interview comfortably, you can set up a meeting with a career counselor for a mock-interview, where you can practice answering difficult questions, describing your strengths and qualifications, as well as good etiquette. Call the Career Center at (914) 251-6370 or email us at career.development@purchase.edu to schedule a meeting.   Want to practice more on your own 24/7, create a free account with Big Interview (see below). 


Interviewing Advice:  How to Ace Your Face-to-Face!

How to Answer the Toughest Interview Questions


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Use Big Interview to learn and practice your interview skills, whether you’re interviewing for a job or graduate school.  Big Interview also has tutorials, a question/answer library and more!

Updated 9/2015