Preparation is key

An interview is not only a chance to shine, it’s an opportunity to see if an organization is the right fit for you. And the single most important way to prepare is to practice your interview responses with another person. Or you can contact a CareerForce specialist who has experience preparing candidates for interviews. You can schedule an appointment for a no-cost practice interview session to help you make a great impression. In the meantime, take a look at these common interview questions.

Informational interviews

Informational interviews are a great way to find your future opportunity. Here are a few ways to get started:

  • Follow up with someone you met briefly at an event and ask for a chance to meet again to find out more about his or her organization
  • Leverage a friend or colleague who is a mutual connection and say that person recommended that you meet
  • Request an informational interview with a leader in your field with whom you don’t have a connection

When you make the request for a meeting, clearly state that you’re looking for information about their organization or industry. Feel free to ask for recommendations for other people you can meet to help you with your career search. And don’t forget to send a personal thank you note as soon as possible.