Be prepared! Know yourself and the job description and practice interview questions. Be sure to dress professionally and to arrive early to the interview.
Demonstrate self-confidence! Greet the interviewer with a firm handshake and maintain eye contact throughout the interview. Listen attentively, ask pertinent questions, and use good communication skills. As the interview concludes, make sure you know the next steps in the hiring process and express interest in being hired.
Send a thank you letter/email to the interviewer thanking them for their time and consideration, and expressing your continued interest in the position after learning more about it. Be sure to make note of who interviewed you, when your interview was, and what follow-up actions you have taken. You should also reflect on your interview experience. Identify your strengths and weaknesses in order to continually improve your interviewing proficiency.
To see more resume and interview tips, including sample resumes and sample interview questions, visit the University Career Center webpage.