Interview Tips

tips to successfully interview and land your dream job

Interview Tip Sheet



Research the company

  • Doing your homework by reseraching the company is an important first step for any interview
  • Browse the company website, brochures, etc.

Find out who will interview you

  • Use LinkedIn to do some research for additional preperation

Dress professionally—yes, a suit

  • It is always better to be overdressed than underdressed
  • No white socks
  • Pressed shirt
  • Belt
  • Appropriate-length skirts

What to bring to an interview

  • A portfolio of your work
  • Several copies of your resume
  • A list of questions to ask your interviewer
  • Something that has your contact information on it (resume, business card, etc.) 

Interviewers’ favorite questions/statements

  • Tell me about yourself
  • Prepare a 60-second introduction of yourself that is tailored to the position for which you are applying. Include some accomplishments, internships, relevant classes you have taken, etc.
  • Where do you see yourself in five years

After the interview

  • Make sure you leave with contact information of your interviewer(s) so you can follow-up
  • Send them a handwritten thank you note. Refer to the company and them individually to personalize the note. Mention something that was discussed at the interview and reiterate your interest in the position