Interview Prep

How to Prepare for an Interview

One of the most important aspects of a successful job search is preparing for an interview. How you dress, what you bring to a job interview, how you greet the interviewer, and how you communicate and respond to questions can all make a big difference in the outcome of the interview. Below is some information that will help you prepare for an interview. In addition, watch this video featuring a campus recruiter at Ryan, LLC with advice about pre-interview prep, professional dress, virtual interviewing, and what to do following an interview.

INTERVIEW SUCCESS STRATEGIES

Below are some guidelines for you to follow as you prepare for an interview:

  1. Review the job posting in great detail.
  2. Research the company and find out as much as possible about the employer.
  3. Prepare relevant answers to common interview questions.
  4. Memorize good examples that demonstrate the key behaviors required for the job.
  5. Anticipate any red flag areas from your résumé and be prepared to discuss them.
  6. Consider your strengths and how they can add value to the job.
  7. Prepare questions to ask interviewer.
  8. If the interview site is local, visit the location in advance so that you know where you are going and can arrive stress free and on time.
  9. Practice interviewing using Big Interview.
  10. Schedule an appointment with your Career Coach for a mock interview and to receive assistance with other helpful interviewing tips.
  11. If you’re feeling stressed or nervous about an interview, you may find this article from Psychology Today helpful: 10 Ways to Calm Your Interview Anxiety.

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Phone
(940) 565-2105
Address

Sage Hall, Suite 202
1167 Union Circle
Denton, TX 76203

Career Service Hours

Day of the week
Regular Hours Quick Chats
Monday 8:00am – 5:00pm no drop-in hours
Tuesday 8:00am – 5:00pm 9:00am-12:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am – 5:00pm no drop-in hours
Thursday 8:00am – 5:00pm 12:00pm-3:00pm
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