Who I am, What skills I want to use, What I am looking for, How you can help me
The best way to prepare for an interview is to practice. General Questions/ Fit Questions Goal: Convey a high-level picture of your experience and interests. Demonstrate why you are interested and qualified in the specific position, function, industry, and/or organization. Tip: Practice “walking through your resume” out loud. Your response shouldn’t take more than 3-5 minutes. Also practice your “story,” i.e. why you are a good fit for the role, both in skills and interests. Behavioral Questions Goal: Provide concrete evidence that you a good fit for the position. Tip: Prepare some typical answers ahead of time. Use CAR to frame your response. •Context: What was the need or problem at hand? •Actions: What did you (not the group) do? •Results: What was the outcome? Technical Questions/ Case Interviews Goal: Demonstrate specific knowledge or skills relevant to the role, on the spot. Tip: Seek out specific advice on these questions from people who have been through the process before, then prep and practice! Your Questions Goal : Learn more about the organization and the role. Demonstrate interest in and knowledge of the organization. Tip: Always ask for the interviewer’s business card or contact info. Also, always ask what the next steps are in the hiring/selection process.
What do I like best about my life?
What about my life do I like the least ?
what is lacking or missing from my life?
What training or education do you have currently? What training and education do you need?
paid/unpaid work experience
skills & talents
How important is each of these aspects of a job relative to the others?
Who do I know?, Family, Friends/ Classmates, Alumni, Faculty, Organizations and Clubs, Co-workers
Career interview, Outreach letter, People to talk to, Organizations to investigate, Leading the conversation