The purpose of your cover letter and resume is to get you to the Interview. The purpose of the interview is to LAND YOU THE JOB!!! Now is not the time to relax, you still have work to do!

Interviews come in many different forms. Understanding the basics will prepare you for anything. 

Types of Interviews

  • Face to Face Interviews:
    These are generally sit down, one on one or one on a few interviews. 
  • Phone Interviews:
    These are used either as a way of screening applicants during the intial interviewing phase or they are used to interview someone who is geographically far away. 
  • Case Interviews:
    The interviewer may ask you to demonstrate your problem-solving skills. They will outline a situation and ask you to formulate a plan. 
  • Group Interviews:
    Usually designed to uncover leadership potential of employees. These interviews are used to see how you interact with others and how you use knowledge and reasoning to influence. 
  • Lunch/Dinner Interview:
    This type of interview develops a common ground with your interviewer. 

Regardless of what type of interview setting you are about to walk into, it is important to prepare and be aware of what happens during, and after the interview. 

Prepare for the Interview 

  • Research
  • Dress the Part
  • Practice, Practice, Practice

During the Interview

  • Put your best foot forward
  • Ask Question
  • Follow up