Making the right impression and communicating your skill set is essential to taking the next step in your career journey.
The Interview Process
Research the school and area of interest
Review common interview questions
Be specific when talking about your qualifications
Clarify your selling points and the reasons you qualify
Give examples that compliment your strengths, skills, or desired goals
Anticipate the interviewer’s concerns and reservations
Be confident and ask questions
Practice is key. Do mock interviews to prepare. Being prepared will help reduce anxiety and nervousness.
Dress in an appropriate manner. Look professional.
Leave cell phones or any other distractions in your car
Be courteous, sit when you are offered seating and speak with the right body language
Take a moment to think about your answers and answer intelligently
Mention a particular accomplishment or activity that fits the profession
Restate any strengths and experiences that you might not have emphasized in your resume
Bring your sense of humor and smile
For More Help
Career & Internship Services at ETSU has the capability to further prepare students for Professional Interviews through multiple resources, such as practicing interviews on-site at ETSU, interview question preparation and strategies, resume formulation and critique, professional dress and attire tips, and any other questions you need answered.
Office of Career & Internship Services
Hone these skills and ensure that you're the best candidate for the job.