Now that you’ve sent out well-written cover letters and resumes, it’s time to prepare for interviews. We’ve compiled guidelines on everything from what to wear to how to write the perfect thank you note.
Learn Types of Interviews
There are multiple types of interviews. Learn about each type and how to prepare.
Prepare to Interview
Do your research and compile your documents to set yourself up for success.
During the Interview
Put your best foot forward. Learn what to wear, questions to ask, and more.
After the Interview
What you do after the interview is crucial. Learn what next steps to take.
Types of Interviews
Behavioral interviews are the most common type of interview you will encounter. They require you to talk about how you have handled specific types of issues in the past. They include specific questions such as: "Talk about a time when you worked as part of a team and there was conflict between the team members," or "Describe a time when you had to put in extra hours to complete a project or assignment."
Case interviews are used by consulting companies and other firms to assess your problem-solving abilities. Interviewers in these situations will observe your thought process, test your ability to think logically and organize your answer, and assess your confidence and communication skills under pressure. Getting the “right” answer is not nearly as important as the thought process you go through.
Technical interviews require candidates to demonstrate a particular skill set or knowledge that relates to the job, such as writing code for a computer programming position. They are commonly used for positions in science, technology, or engineering. You may be asked to solve puzzles or problems, complete a coding challnege, or answer specific targeted questions.
As you begin your internship and job search, you may notice that an increasing number of organizations are choosing to adopt video enabled interviews as part of their recruitment process. There are two types of virtual interviewing used in today's industries—live video and pre-recorded video. While there is some overlap, each one is unique and therefore will require different forms of preparation. We have compiled some tips for each for you to review.