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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.

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.

Informational Interviews

An opportunity to gain information, advice and insight on career fields or job search strategies through one-on-one conversations with professionals 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.

Thank You Notes

Thank you notes can make a difference in the hiring process. You can make an outstanding impression by following up in a timely manner with Thank-You notes, both electronically and through the mail.

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Elliot Center
229 Main Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03435

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Monday—Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

ACA is located in Elliot Center, on the first floor.

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