Interview Preparation

First impressions are important, especially when interviewing for a job! Make sure you:
  • Dress appropriately
  • Are clean in appearance
  • Arrive 10 minutes early to the interview
  • Be courteous and polite
  • Be aware of your body language – stand and sit upright
  • Show enthusiasm - Smile!
Other ways to prepare for the interview include:
  • Research the company beforehand
  • Have responses ready for common interview questions
  • Practice your interview responses
  • Have some questions of your own (not about salary or benefits)
Common interview questions include:
  • Can you tell me a little about yourself?
  • Tell me what you know about this company.
  • What motivates you to do a good job?
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  • Tell me how you keep a positive attitude when the job gets stressful.
  • Describe a problem you faced and how you solved that problem.
  • Tell me about a time when you were swamped with work and how you handled it.
  • Describe a difficult decision you had to make.
  • Tell me about a time when you showed initiative at work.
  • Tell me about a project you worked on.
  • Tell me where you expect to be 5 years from now.
  • Do you have any questions for me?