It takes a lot of work in order to secure an interview. Now you have to be able to present yourself in person as the best person for the job. While this can be intimidating and overwhelming, there are some steps that you can take to make yourself as prepared as possible.
Most of the time, companies are using the interview to make a choice between candidates who look pretty even on paper (the resume). In the interview, the interviewers are generally going to focus on three main themes:
Can you do the job?
Will you do the job?
Do you fit in?
As the interviewer, you need to make sure you say enough to check these boxes. Most of the time, the third question cannot be controlled, as you might not know the other employees and the culture of the office.
However, you can make sure that you address the first two questions. “Can you do the job” refers to the skills that you possess, while “will you do the job” is focusing on your personality, responsibility and work ethic. It is important that you say enough to make the potential employer feel good about hiring you.
Here are some tips that can help:
Preparing for the Interview
After the Interview
The Advising and Career Services staff can help you prepare for an interview. If you need any assistance, please contact (501) 812-2220 or visit the Advising and Career Services Center.