What's an Interview?

Interview Skills

An interview is a Q and A session with a person who can hire you for a job.  If this sounds scary, relax. We’re going to help you prep. Here are some interview facts.

What's an Interview?

So, you’ve sent in your awesome resume and cover letter, and you get the call you’ve been waiting for: they want you to come in for an interview!

Here’s what you should know about meeting your potential employer. An interview is a Q and A session with a person who can hire you for a job.

Make no mistake -- an interview is a professional affair -- and you’re going to be judged on your clothing, confidence level, and answers to questions.  

Young candidate being interview by 3 business employersIf this sounds scary, relax. We’re going to help you prep. Here are a few facts about interviews: 

  • They can be one-on-one meetings. Many interviews will include you, your potential boss or another manager.
  • They can take place over the phone.  For these, make sure you're in a quiet place, speak clearly, and smile when you talk (your potential boss will hear the optimism in your voice). 
  • They can last for minutes or hours.  Don't judge your performance based on the length of the interview. 
  • They’re the most important meeting you’ll have. Prep yourself, nail it, and walk away knowing you gave it your best shot. 

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