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!

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.   

View our Guide to learn about Interview Tips, Typical Interview Questions,
Writing Follow-up Thank You notes and more!