Evan Goldberg and I recently gave a presentation to MSL students about best practices for preparing for interviews. Whether you’re interviewing for an internship, full-time position, or graduate school, you might want to keep the following tips in mind!
- Before the interview, be sure to review your resume and know everything that’s on it – If it’s on your resume, it’s fair game for an interviewer to ask about. Be sure you can speak about every experience, club, and activity listed. You might want to also review your cover letter so it will be fresh in your mind.
- Practice, practice, practice – Take the time to prepare responses to questions you can expect to be asked, and do at least one mock interview ahead of time.
- Make connections – Connect your past experiences to what you can do for the employer in the future. Make it clear how your past successes will relate to what the employer (or school) is looking for.
Ask questions – The interview is a two-way street: the employer is assessing you, but the interview is also an opportunity for you to assess whether the position is a good fit for what you want. Prepare a couple of questions to ask your interviewer(s) – doing so can help you think more critically about a job opportunity and, also, asking questions in an interview shows your interest in and enthusiasm for the position.
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