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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a meeting.
This interview prep resource, InterviewStream, allows you to practice interviewing with over 7,000 pre-recorded interview questions for the job/internship search, grad/professional school interviews or if just want to improve your interview skills. You can complete interviews created for you by the Career Development Center or you can build your own interview. In addition to mock-interviews you can view expert tips and webinars. You can complete interviews on a computer; or a mobile device through the App Store or Google play.
Once you complete your interview you can share your responses with a Career Counselor or anyone you want to receive feedback from.
Access the Purchase College InterviewStream log in and registration page here.