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Interview Skills

What is a job interview? It is an exchange of information between an employer and potential employee. A job interview is one of the most important parts of a job search and an opportunity for you to promote your skills, knowledge, experience, and the value you will bring to the organization.

Need help? Click on the following links or call Academic and Career Advising at 603-358-2500 to schedule a mock interview:

Informational Interviews

Trying to decide among a few career directions you want to pursue after graduation? Informational interviews are an opportunity to gain information and advice on careers fields or job search strategies through one-on-one conversations with individuals working in a particular field.

Dress for Success

First impressions are CRITICAL in a job interview. A significant part of the hiring decision is made based on non-verbal cues, including handshake, eye contact, clothing, and grooming. Read the Dress for Success guide for tips on dressing professionally to ensure you make a positive first impression.

Interview Guide

The purpose of an interview is to build a favorable impression and clearly communicate to an employer the value you will bring to the company. It is an exchange of information: namely yours (your education, experience, related skills) and theirs (job details, corporate culture). Successful interviewing is a skill that is developed through preparation and practice.

Thank You Notes

The thank you note is the most overlooked correspondence when applying for a position. It can make the difference in a hiring decision. If well-written, the thank you note is a wonderful way to stay connected to the interviewer and remind them how much you have to offer and how interested you are in their job.

Sample Interview Questions

Interviewers ask open-ended questions and do not want yes or no answers, but rather short, concise, factual, or illustrative answers. Practice, but do not memorize, your responses. The following are questions typically asked during an interview.

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