While your résumé may get you an interview, it is the interview that gets you the job! Whether you are interviewing for a job, internship, graduate school, or other opportunity, the key to successful preparation is a thorough understanding of the position or program and how your personal interests, skills, and values align with it. The Center for Career Development offers numerous resources to help you prepare for a successful interview including practice interviews, career counseling, and a variety of online resources.
Employers say, “practice makes perfect.” Make your best impression by participating in a practice interview at the Center for Career Development. Our practice interviews include a tailored interview with questions based on the opportunity you are applying for as well as of personalized feedback. You also have the opportunity to have your interview recorded so you can watch your own performance later that day and/or in the future.
To sign up for a practice interview, click the link in the blue box to the right. Upload a copy of your résumé (as a Word document or PDF), and provide a link to the position/program description.
If your interview is approaching quickly and you don’t have time for a full practice interview, you can also stop by the Center for Career Development for a walk-in with a career consultant to talk about your overall position/program search and interview process.
Online Interviewing Resources
The Center for Career Development Interviewing Guide is a comprehensive guide about interviewing covering topics such as preparing for an interview, common interview questions, and tips to succeed. This guide can be helpful to review prior to an upcoming interview to ensure you have prepared proper interview attire, are ready to answer both traditional and behavioral interview questions, and know how to leave a lasting impression after the interview.
InterviewStream is a virtual interviewing website that allows you to record yourself answering various interview questions with your own webcam. You can access InterviewStream by logging in to HuskyCareerPrep using your NetID and password and navigating to the “Interview Preparation Module” within the “Getting a Job” tab.
More and more interviews are breaking away from the traditional in-person, one-on-one format. The Center for Career Development also offers documents on some non-traditional interview formats, including all-day interviews, case interviews, group and panel interviews, and virtual interviews. Review the supplements below for additional tips on how to navigate these unique interview formats.
- Center for Career Development Interviewing Guide
- All-Day Interview Tips
- Case Interview Tips
- Group and Panel Interview Tips
- Virtual Interview Tips
The On-Campus Recruiting program provides students (both undergraduate and graduate) an opportunity to interview with hiring companies for full-time, internship, and co-op positions. Most interviews take place on campus in the Center for Career Development during both the fall and spring semesters. Individuals wishing to participate in On-Campus Recruiting can begin the process at any time during the academic year by logging in to HuskyCareerLink to see which employers are coming to campus. Doctoral candidates are eligible to participate in on-campus interviews, but are encouraged
On-Campus Recruiting Resources
- Access HuskyCareerLink