Research the Organization Interview Practice Getting Ready Follow Up
Their website Any literature you’ve been given Vault.com Newspaper Google Industry resources
Use the UCC Interview Guide on our website Schedule a mock interview Have a friend ask you questions Try InterviewStream
Get up early Shower & shave Wear clean, ironed clothes Hydrate Natural makeup No cologne or perfume Conservative jewelry Clean cut fingernails Cover tattoos & remove piercings Hair out of face
Copies of resume & references on quality resume paper Padfolio Pen Questions for the employer Mints Crackers/Granola Bar Water
Don’t be late. Do a practice run to the site if possible. Account for traffic, accidents, etc. Bring change for tolls. Take a deep breath outside the door & gather yourself. Always be nice to the receptionist!
Extend your hand first No death grips No limp fish Wait until you are asked to have a seat
Relax Take deep breaths Sit up straight Smile Don’t over- or under- gesture Take notes if you like
Tell me about yourself personally & professionally. Why are you interested in this position? Why should we hire you?
They know you’re human Use the STAR Technique Situation or Task Action Result End on a positive note
Well, not really… Go home and write notes from your interview Write thank you notes & mail them promptly (or email) Prepare to play the waiting game … Keep looking
You know the timeline They may be interviewing more candidates Be patient Review your notes from your interview Prepare for the possible second interview
Don’t harass It’s okay to call a week or two later, depending on answer to timeline question Call if you get an offer and you need to check in with first choice
Never bring it up first Salary “requirements” & salary range www.quintcareers.com www.quintcareers.com Look at similar position descriptions Consider geographic location Benefits are part of it
Don’t ask first They should give details to you at some point in writing Usually HR can help you with any questions you might have
University Career Center 1 st Floor, Student Commons Across from Chick-fil-A
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