An interview is an important step in the application process. Regardless if it is for a job, internship, or scholarship you will want to be prepared before you arrive for your interview.
- Arrive on time or up to 5 minutes early
- Dress appropriately (see image at end of post)
- Look people in the eye and confidently shake their hand (firm grasp but not bone crushing) as you are introduced.
- Come prepared with a question or two you can ask the person interviewing you.
- Relax, smile, and remember: God has a plan for your life
- At the end: Look them in the eye, shake hands, and thank them to taking time out of their busy schedule to meet with you
To help you prepare for your interview, here are some sample questions you should be ready to answer:
- Tell me about yourself.
- Tell me about your career goals and long-term plans.
- What motivates you to do your best at work or school?
- Tell me about a time you were in a leadership role at school, in a club or sport, or at work.
- Give me an example that shows you work well on a team and that you are a "team player".
- In high school, you need to balance work, school, and extracurricular activities. Tell me how you manage having multiple commitments.
- If I asked your teachers to describe your greatest strengths, what would they say?
- If I asked your friends the same question, what would they say your strengths are?
- Tell me about one of your weaknesses and how you are working to overcome it.
- Tell me about a time that you faced a conflict or difficulty at work or in school; How did you resolve it?
- What qualities do you have that make you a good employee?
- What would I see if I looked at your social media accounts?