For most people, the most nerve-racking part of trying to find a job is the interview. You may not always be able to control how an interview goes, but you can control how well you are prepared. Big Interview, a service offered by UCSD, helps prepare you to land that job offer. Created by one of the top interview coaches in the U.S., Big Interview gives you cutting edge information about interview best practices. All of it organized in 7 core learning modules and nearly 40 lessons. These seven sections include: Interview Basics, Landing the Interview, Informational Interviews, Interview Prep, Acing the Interview, Follow Up, and Answering the Top 10 Questions.
Top Interview Tips:
- Come prepared. Research who you are interviewing with and go beyond the company’s homepage. Make sure to cite these during your interview so they know you did your homework.
- Review common interview questions and prepare your responses. Especially make sure you can answer the dreaded question “Tell me about yourself!”
- Come dressed for success. Nothing gives a better first impression than being dressed professionally.
- Make sure to ask questions at the end of your interview and make sure that your questions are insightful. This helps show an employer that you are actually interested and can help sell yourself.