Interview Guide

Research the Company

Know who they are and what they do.

Research the Position

Understand the duties and responsibilities.

Know how your experience relates to the position.

Research the Hiring Manager/Interviewer

How long have they been with the company?

How long have they been in that position?

Where else have they worked?

Further Preparation

  • Prepare specific examples to different types of interview styles so you’re prepared for anything. Interview styles vary by employer and can be structure or unstructured and include behavioral/competency-based questions or situational questions. Practice, practice, practice your answers!
  • Formulate a list of questions to ask them. Be sure to have at least 3 solid questions.
  • Use good eye contact and positive body language (i.e. square up to the table, don’t fidget in your seat, don’t use your hands while speaking, avoid looking down or away from the interviewer, etc.)
  • Dress appropriately for the job in which you are interviewing.

Doing this will not only make you feel more confident in yourself, but also in your understanding of who they are and what they are looking for.