Preparation is the key to success in interviewing. Before an interview you should be able to clearly articulate your skills, abilities, interests, education, experience, strengths and weaknesses and convey how those attributes will benefit the organization. Take the process very seriously; practice, dress appropriately, know what to bring, and have questions ready to ask. Use the following resources to assist you in the preparation process.
SPU Mock Interview Program
Mock Interviews allow students the opportunity to practice interviewing skills and receive feedback and coaching by counselors and experienced professionals. Review the SPU Mock Interview Program handout to find out how to schedule and prepare for a mock interview.
Skype Video Conference Interviews
We now have the capability to conduct interviews online via a Skype & a web camera. If you or a potential employer is interested in utilizing this service please contact Sarah Dobelstein, Employer Relations and Technology Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPU Center for Career and Calling Resources
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Extensive interviewing information from start to finish.
Handling Illegal Interview Questions
Advice on how to handle possible illegal interview questions
Practice your interview skills with the virtual practice interview.
An essential interview preparation resource.
How to Behave in a Behavior-Based Interview
Advice on how to prepare for behavior based interviews, plus sample questions.
Wetfeet: Acing the Interview
Ten tips to help you be your best as you interview