Interviewing Tips from Alumni and Employers

Interviewing Advice from Employers

  • Research organizations in advance of interviews
  • Be enthusiastic and sincere during your interviews
  • Be honest and realistic
  • Conduct a practice interview
  • Think about how your experience in work, classes, and activities can relate to the job you're seeking
  • Allow plenty of time to get to the interview and visit the site in advance to make sure you know how to get there
  • Make sure your interview attire is pressed, your shoes are shined, and you are well groomed
  • Bring extra copies of your resume and a list of references
  • Speak slowly and clearly and don't be afraid to pause a moment to collect your thoughts before answering questions
  • Be assertive
  • Send a thank-you letter as soon as possible after the interview
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Interviewing Advice from Binghamton Graduates

  • Be prepared to elaborate on information from your resume without having to re-read your resume during the interview
  • Identify your skills and experiences; be prepared to discuss how they relate
  • Be ready to explain what you offer and why the organization interests you
  • Listen carefully and don't interrupt
  • Be prepared to ask questions
  • Know what type of work (with this employer) interests you and why
  • Be prepared to "Describe yourself and your interests"
  • Be prepared to talk about your goals and how they relate to the position
  • Make your interest in the position and organization clear
  • Be concise, yet specific in your answers
  • Be genuine

 

 

Last Updated: 7/2/14