Interviews

If you have been selected for an interview, your resume has successfully demonstrated your qualifications for the job. Congratulations! The next step is to prove in the interview that you can do the job the way the employer wants it done.

Every job is really about solving problems. Succeed in the interview by providing proof of your capabilities and experience that directly relates to solving the employer’s problems and shows your fit for the organization.

Use specific examples of your skills, experience and accomplishments when responding to questions. Specifics provide the evidence of your ability to do the job, and help the interviewer paint a mental picture of how you will solve their problems. Think “for example” each time you respond to a question.

Interview Resources

Mock Interviews from UValumniJOBS

A fantastic online tool available to all UVA alums with a UValumniJOBS account.

Friday Forum Webinar Library

Jobinterview101.com

Very complete site to help you prepare for interviews. For recent grads and experience jobseekers.

Interview Cheat Sheet

From CareerLab. Simple but effective. A worksheet for you to use before an interview.

How to Look Good in Skype Interviews

Look and sound your best when interviewed by video over the internet. You can also download a
pre-interview checklist.

Job-Interview.net

Check out their interview questions link that provides interviews questions by job posting key words with and other tools. The site itself is useful; products are marketed heavily. We remain neutral.

Quintessential Careers

Fair or not, how you dress makes an impression. This site may be more helpful to more recent grads.