Practice and Prepare for an Interview

We offer several opportunities to fine tune your interview skills:

  • Practice Interviewing online with InterviewStream 
  • Make a counseling appointment in Career Gear 
  • Periodically, employers visit App State to conduct practice interviews with students. Search and sign up in Career Gear, just like you would for a real interview. Practice interviews are labeled as such

Know the Employer

  • Study the organization’s culture and make sure you review their mission statement, policies, website content and printed materials
  • Familiarize yourself with the job description
  • Identify how you can add value with your skills and training to their organizational goals

Strategize your Answers

  • Focus on what you have to offer the employer
  • Emphasize your skills and experiences to help identify how strong a match you are to the position
  • Be detailed and substantive; quantify your success when possible (successfully met fundraising goal by 110%)
  • Provide short anecdotes to illustrate your points

Plan your trip

  • Create a travel plan that incorporates plenty of time for the unexpected
  • Take the employer’s contact information with you in case of emergency
  • Travel the day before to ensure you are already in town for the day of the interview
  • Take extra copies of your resume
  • Be prepared with technological needs you may have for showing your electronic portfolio or making a presentation
  • Be prepared with cash for parking
  • Manage your travel plans with independence. Do not rely on the employer for directions, parking or any other accommodations unless they offer
  • Take medications or other personal essentials with you
  • Turn off your cell phone immediately upon arrival
  • Be courteous, professional and friendly with everyone; anyone you meet could have input in the hiring decision

Have a quick question about jobs or internships? Check out Career Spots for the answer!

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