Preparing for an Interview

It is very important to prepare for an interview and much of your preparation for one interview will carry over to future interviews.  Each interview is a little different so you will probably never feel completely prepared.  However, all of your interviews will largely be about you so the more you know yourself and understand what employers look for in employees, the more prepared you will be and feel.   Because you will also be attempting to convince the interviewer that you are a good fit for the company, you also need to prepare by doing a little research on the company.

Know How You will be Evaluated
Know Yourself
Know the Position and the Company
Ready Materials and Attire
Practice your Interview

Also consider watching this 25 minute Lynda training video titled, "Acing Your Interview". (ISU NetID required)

The Employment Process Menu

Introduction

Step 1: Understanding Employers and the College Recruiting Process

    -Maintain a Positive Attitude

Step 2: Determine Career Goals and Skillset

Step 3: Identify Preliminary Target Employers and Industries

Step 4: Develop Effective Marketing Materials

Step 5: Search for Specific Employment and Research Target Companies