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Preparing for an Interview

Just the thought of being in an interview can make any person nervous. However, the more prepared you are in advance, the more likely these nerves are to go away. We are here to help prepare you and fine-tune your interviewing skills.

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Phone Interviews

Oftentimes employers will conduct their first round interviews over the phone or virtually. These are used to get an initial impression of the applicant before bringing them in for an in-person interview. Here are some tips to make your next phone interview a success.

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Lunch/Dinner Interviews

Being interviewed over a meal presents some unique challenges. While you may feel more relaxed in this setting, your meal is not a break. Employers are still evaluating your abilities and paying attention to your manners.

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What to Wear

Dressing appropriately is crucial for making a good first impression at an interview or employer event. Professional dress indicates to the employer that you value yourself and your work.

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Campus Interviews

Employers visit campus each semester to interview and hire qualified students from Appalachian State in the Plemmons Student Union Room 222. Start applying to jobs in Handshake, and if the job is associated with an on-campus interview, you will be prompted to pick an interview time after applying.

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Thank You Notes

Remember to always write a thank you note following an employment or internship interview. This acknowledges the employer's time and demonstrates your professionalism and business etiquette.

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