Interview Tips for Graduating Seniors

With Spring Term coming to a close, a new wave of undergraduate students are preparing to cross the stage at Eastern Oregon University, diploma in hand. While graduation is an undoubtedly exciting time, the impending job search can be overwhelming for many. The Voice has gathered a list of interview tips to make this transition less daunting. 

  1. Learn about the company 

Learning about the company demonstrates a genuine interest in the role you are applying for. It gives you the opportunity to align your skills and experiences with the company’s values and objectives, showing how you can contribute effectively to the team. 

  1. Review the job posting

By reviewing the job posting, you can tailor your answers during the interview to highlight how your experience directly meets the needs outlined in the posting, making a compelling case for why you’re the ideal candidate. 

  1. Practice, practice, practice

Rehearsing your responses to common interview questions can help you articulate your thoughts more clearly during the actual interview. 

  1. Prepare questions to ask the interviewer

Preparing questions demonstrates your proactive approach and genuine interest in the position. Asking questions not only helps you gather important information about the role and the company but also reinforces your engagement and enthusiasm during the interview. 

  1. Bring copies of your resume

Bringing copies of your resume shows professionalism and preparedness.

  1. Dress professionally

Dressing professionally demonstrates respect for the interviewer and the company, setting the tone for the course of the interview. 

  1. Smile and show enthusiasm

Smiling and showing enthusiasm throughout the interview helps create a positive impression. Your energy and enthusiasm can be contagious, leaving the interviewer with a memorable impression of your personality and fit for the role. 

  1. Turn off your phone

Turning off your phone minimizes distractions and ensures your full attention is on the interview, demonstrating respect for the interviewer’s time. 

  1. Ask about the next steps at the end of the interview

Asking about the next steps at the end of the interview demonstrates your eagerness and proactive mindset. 

  1. Send a follow-up email

Sending a follow-up email after the interview is a professional courtesy that reinforces your interest in the role. It is an opportunity to express gratitude for the opportunity to interview and reiterate your enthusiasm for the position.

Spread the love