You’ve spent what seems like an eternity networking. Your profile on LinkedIn is in good shape and your resume is up to date. It’s only a matter of time, right, before the job offers start pouring in.
But first you’ve got to nail the job interview.
“It’s hugely important,” says Catherine Tuttle, career services coordinator for the Alumni Association. “You still have to be able to articulate your skills to a potential employer.”
Tuttle will talk about some of the keys to a successful job interview in the next installment of the Alumni Association’s Career Services Webinar Series. The session, on Sept. 10, is free, but registration is required.
Many job-seekers make the mistake, Tuttle says, of going into a job interview unprepared. That can lead them to ramble, or fail to get to the point, when responding to questions.
Another common mistake, she says, is to not be ready with questions to ask the interviewer. Such questions can be used to illustrate your knowledge of the company and demonstrate your interest in working for that company. “Make it clear that you are passionate about the job,” she says.
The webinar will include representatives from four companies who will answer questions and talk about their experiences as interviewers.