Interview Tips

Complete these steps prior to your initial interview

Print at least three copies of your resume

Compile three professional reference names with current contact information (preferably supervisors)

Anticipate your answers to questions from the interviewer

Plan questions to ask the interviewer based on position

Review the company website

Possible Interview Questions from an Employer

Why do you want to work here?

Why are you seeking a new opportunity?

Why did you leave your previous position(s)?

If you have changed jobs frequently or there are periods of unemployment, be prepared to explain those to the interviewer.

What type of environment is most conducive to your success?

Give an example of a difficult situation you encountered at work and how you overcame it.

Describe a recent example from a previous job, e.g. how you handled a changed deadline, completed a rush order or dealt with staff shortages.

What are your strengths and weaknesses?

It is important to have examples of both strengths and weaknesses and examples of how you overcome weaknesses

Where do you see your career in five years?

When are you available to start a new position? Do you need to provide notice to your current employer?

Are you willing to travel?

If you are unable or unwilling to travel, be honest in your answer to this question.

Possible Questions for a Potential Employer

Why is this position available?

How long has the position been available?

How many people have held this position in the last five years?

What are the responsibilities of this position?

What challenges have you had with this position?

What are you looking for in the person you hire?

How will my performance be evaluated?

How does your company stand apart from its competition?

How soon do you expect to make a decision?

What are the next steps in the hiring process?