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Interviewing

Interviewing

Preparation is key to succeeding in an interview.  Schedule an appointment with Graduate Business Career Services to discuss interview tips and techniques or conduct a mock interview. 

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Common Interview Questions:

  • Tell me about yourself?
  • Why are you interested in the position?
  • Why are you interested in our company?
  • What are your strengths and an area of improvement?
  • Tell me about an accomplishment you are proud of?
  • What are your short term and long term goals?
  • Tell me about a time…
    • you solved a problem within your academic or work experience?
    • you utilized attention to detail skills in your academic or work experience?
    • you communicated with diverse stakeholders to showcase an idea or project?
    • you demonstrated leadership skills in your past academic or work experience? 
  • What is your management style?
  • What qualities are you looking for in a supervisor?
  • Why should we hire you over the other candidates that have applied?

Questions to Ask During an Interview:

  • What does a typical day look like?
  • What does the training look like for this position?
  • What are the opportunities for advancement or professional development?
  • How is success measured in this position? 
  • Where you do you see the company going in the next couple of years?
  • How would you describe the company culture?
  • Why do you enjoy working here?
  • What are the next steps in the interview process?
  • Can I answer any final questions for you? 

Tools

Big Interview:  this online tool allows you to practice interviewing 24/7.  You are able to view webinars on interviewing as well as simulate a real interview by identifying questions and then receiving a link to your recorded interview.  Access Big Interview by logging into CareerLINK, which is accessible through your single sign on. 

Watch videos about interviewing from Beyond B-School on the following topics.  To access Beyond B-School log into your single sign on and then log into CareerLINK:

  • Performing Under Pressure: Top Interview Tools  
  • Why You? Preparing Your Story to Answer the Inevitable Make or Break Interview Questions (
  • Preparing for the Tough Interview Questions