Succeeding in the Interview
Interview procedures differ from employer to employer, but the resources below should help you navigate most interview scenarios. Employer research is an essential component of interview preparation, so be sure to make time for it. Schedule a mock interview with the CDC as soon as you begin applying for jobs...there may not be time for one after you get called to interview!
Guide to Interviewing
This extensive 16-page PDF handout provides a great overview of all things interview and can be easily printed for later study.
Narrated PowerPoint Interviewing "Workshop"
Tired of reading? This narrated lesson from UMBC will walk you through everything you need to know to prepare for an interview.
Even easier...videos on every conceivable topic related to interviewing!
Wondering what employers are looking for in a candidate? This will give you an idea.
Importance of Body Language
This Wall Street Journal article encourages you to be aware of how body language affects employer's perceptions.
Phone Interview Etiquette | Tips for Acing your Next Phone Interview (US News)
If you are expecting telephone interviews, these resources will be helpful (many of the other resources on this page also address phone interviews).
Guide to Dining Etiquette
Does your interview include a meal? If so, this guide is a MUST.
Quintessential Careers Guide to Interviewing Resources
Includes a list of 150 potential questions, sample responses, and even online practice interviews (scroll down)
Job Skills Portfolio
When you are invited for an interview consider supplementing your resume with a more extensive portfolio (or put it online and add the URL to your resume!)
If you are asked to bring a writing sample to an interview, this link provides good guidelines for doing so.