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 s 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. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a meeting.
View our Guide to learn about Interview Tips, Typical Interview Questions, Writing Follow-up notes and more!
Get interview tips on our CandidCareer In-person Interviewing and Virtual Interviewing channels. Take advantage of LinkedIn’s Interview Prep resource (included with free membership) where you can practice interview questions and get feedback.