Interviews

an interview is your moment to be confident and tell an employer why you can do the job or internship better than the rest. we’re here to help you be prepared and get the job or internship that’s right for you.

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What You Should Do

Before During After

Research

gather background information about the company. start with the “about” section of the employer’s website and/or on . then incorporate what you’ve found into your responses.

Review the job

review the responsibilities and make sure you can match your experiences and skills to what's required.

tailor your resume to reflect the position description.

Review your resume

Be prepared to discuss experiences and projects that are on your resume. It’s a great idea to drop-in for a quick 15-minutes and get your resume or CV reviewed.

Brainstorm

think of possible questions that might be asked and write your responses on an index card.

Think STAR when coming up with your responses.

Practice

2020欧洲杯体育直播投注practice makes perfect! practice your responses out loud with a career expert during a  or create a practice interview session in .

Dress

When it comes to dressing for an interview, think trendy, but conservative. Wear a suit coat, dress, shirt and pants or skirt that is clean, wrinkle-free and fits properly.

What's Next

Put your game face on and impress employers during your interview.

Tips to Help Prepare for an Interview

Tips on how to prepare for a video interview

  • Test your virtual technology before the interview and make sure you have a good internet connection.
    👉 Pro Tip: If possible, use an Ethernet cable to connect to your modem to ensure you have a reliable internet connection. 
  • Practice. Use Big Interview, a free online video interviewing tool, to practice your interview style.
  • Turn off all notifications and close all nonessential apps and programs on your device.
  • Dress as you would for an in-person interview. See what to wear.
  • Make sure your background is uncluttered.
    👉 Pro Tip: If possible, try to avoid having a bright light behind you or use an appropiate virtual background.
  • Limit background noise. If you’re sharing a living space, let others know you will be on an important call, so they’re quiet during your interview.
  • Use your preferred name in your virtual platform address, not just a user name or email address.
  • Be on time. Log in 7 – 10 minutes before the start of the interview.
  • Keep your video on. It's a video interview as opposed to a phone interview, they want to see you.
    👉 Pro Tip: Be aware of your facial expression when you’re listening to the interviewer. Keep it positive and show you’re open to what they’re saying.  
  • Make eye contact.
    👉 Pro Tip: Raise your screen to eye level and about an arm’s length away. Minimize your screen and move your thumbnail view of the person you're talking to towards the top middle of your screen. That way, when you look at them, you will also be looking into your camera and you'll have better eye contact.

Tools & Resources

Big Interview

Practice at home! Create a practice interview session on an online video interviewing tool.

*This online tool is free when you register with your UB email address.

Practice Interview Appointment

Practice your interview style with a pro. Schedule a practice interview2020欧洲杯体育直播投注 appointment in Bullseye powered by Handshake with one of our career experts.

Opportunities to Interview On Campus

interview with an employer right in 259 capen hall. need to know how to find an on campus interview slot? check out the interview schedule in bullseye powered by handshake.

UB Career Connector Network

practice for your big interview with a ub alum who's an industry insider who can tell you tips on how to land the job during a mock interview consultation.

register and login with your ub email address.

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