With spring comes not only the hope for warmer weather but the end of an academic year, meaning either you already have a job (Congratulations!) or you’re still looking for that perfect fit. Interviewing for any job/internship can be a task. This article isn’t to add onto the stress of being prepared, but glances over a few points that might help make your lives easier before the big day.
For a plethora of help on Interviewing please refer to the career services treasure trove of resources which can be found here: Interviewing 101
The following points are suggestions and every interview is different and unique in its own way. Having said that I FIRMLY believe that if you have an interview, the employer is already certain you possess the basic skills for the job. RELAX!
Remember an interview isn’t an exam. Your school work, projects and life experiences have molded you into a unique and very capable individual. The company already likes your experiences on paper; show them who you are genuinely but also be prepared. I encourage you to use the universities resources (Interviewing 101+)
If you can spare the time, please read through these articles (1,2). They are very helpful:
P.S. This is how I personally prepare 30 minutes before an interview. I’ll have a 5 min conversation with my best friend who knows that all they have to do is tell me about all the positives of my life and my achievements. Next I take no other calls or messages (Airplane Mode). The last thing I do is listen to my favorite Happy Song (It’s “Hooked on a Feeling” by Blue Swede). I get to the interview 15 min before the designated time and watch people being nervous J.