Book and video recommendations to help you ace your interview:
- How to prepare for an interview — the best pre-interview strategy
- How to prepare for an interview in 11 steps
- How to ace your virtual interview
Preparing for an interview
Research the company
Review the organization's website or talk to people who work there.
Read the job description carefully
Understand all of the requirements listed on the job posting. Try to show your matching job experience or skills on your resume.
Confirm the in-person interview location or any technical requirements
Pro-tip: Dress according to the company’s standards for both in-person and virtual interviews.
Common interview questions
Interviews may include questions that require you to share examples of skills and experiences that relate directly to the potential position. Sometimes these are referred to as “behavioral questions.” For example, an interviewer may ask how you handled a specific type of situation, such as when a project didn’t go as planned, and how you handled it. Use the SOAR or STAR Method to answer behavioral questions.
Other common interview questions include:
- Why are you looking for a job?
- Why do you want to work for us?
- What makes you the best candidate for this job?
- What are some of your most significant accomplishments?
- Where do you see yourself in five years?
- What are you learning in school that will help you with this position?
- Tell me about a problem you had recently and how you solved it.
- Do you have any questions about the job?