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Preparing for Your Interview

Well, you’re doing something right because you’ve landed yourself an interview. Nice job! This means your resume and cover letter must have impressed your potential employer or grad program, and they’re wanting to investigate further whether you’re a good fit. The interview gives you the opportunity to support your application materials with strong examples, stories, and evidence of your qualifications.

Nail Your Interview

Interview Prep Tips from an L&S Alumnus

Steve Pogorzelski is the former President of Monster (as in monster.com). Read Steve's advice for building your personal brand, creating your elevator pitch, preparing for common questions, and sealing the deal.

Interviewing Basics

Preparation is the key to interviewing with confidence. Taking time to prepare can help you anticipate questions and plan your responses, not to mention calm your nerves! And don't forget to practice, practice, practice.

Dress for Success and Phone/Skype Interviews

It's always best to play it safe when it comes to interviewing. Better to be the most dressed up person in the room than the least. We have a few tips for what to wear, whether you're going business professional or business casual.

Employer Mock Interviews

Practice, Practice, Practice with employers in your area of interest. Crush your next interview with advice from the professionals. Check out our line up of Mock Interviews for Fall 2017

The Thank You Letter

All those years of sending Aunt Mildred a thank-you note for whatever choice birthday present she sent are finally paying off. It’s time to do the same for the people who just spent their time listening to you make the (award-winning) case for why you’re the right person for the job.

Actually, anyone who helped you along the way should get a thank-you note, because manners.

Here’s another tool guide to help you in this process. We even included another example to make this as stress-free as possible. Now go forth and be gracious.

The Thank-You Letter Tool Guide