Interviewing tips

Students may be interviewed as part of the college application process, for a job or for a volunteer position. The interview can be critical to success in any of these areas, and a few simple tips should help you understand how to make the most of an interview -- and give you confidence in this setting

The key to successful interviewing is to be prepared. With a little planning, you can ace the interview and get the position. To be a winner you will need: a little preparation, a little practice, and a touch of salesmanship. It is also important to dress for success. If you dress professionally you will make a good first impression.

The tips below are designed for an employment interview, but many of the same principles apply to other interview settings.