Intro to Interviews
An important aspect of preparing for your career or next step professionally, is getting familiar with how the interview process works.
Step #1: Get clear on what you are looking for, and what is expected of you.
What do you want to do?
Before we dive into the different types of interviews, it's important that you figure out what kind of work you are even interested in doing. Reviewing your results from the career interest assessment in your Career Services workshops will assist you in this step. Learning what the expectations are around qualifications for the role you wish to will also help you in navigating the job search.
Step #2: Review the different types of interviews
This type of interview is all about exploration. Exploring what kind of education, job, or career field is best for you. This video will sum it up a bit better for you.
Informational Interview Reflection Questions
Now that you've watched the video, allow yourself to think through some of these reflection questions:
How would attending an informational interview benefit your career or education goals in the field of your choice?
Do you know of anyone who is currently in the role or in the career field you are interested in exploring?
What are a few things you'd need to get a job in the field you chose?
This style of interview is designed to give you the space to get comfortable with the interviewing process, but with less pressure than an actual job interview. Usually your interviewer will give feedback on what you did well and what could be improved. Think of it as a practice run!
Mock Interview Reflection Questions
Now that you've gone over the infographic around mock interviews, peruse these reflection questions:
Is there any aspect of the mock interview process that you have any questions or concerns about?
Is there any aspect of the mock interview process that you are excited or nervous about?
This type of interview's primary intention is to land you a role that you would succeed in and enjoy.
Job Interview Reflection Questions
Now that you've gone over the infographic around job interviews, explore these reflection questions:
Are all of your social media platforms clear of any non-work appropriate content?
How mindful are you of the body language you present with during a job interview?
Have you practiced the above traditional interview questions?
Step #3: dive deeper into the interview waters. hop on over to the interview Tab!