Interviewing Skills

Ability to conduct a formal conversation with a potential employer or admissions officer who is seeking to determine if a student is the best fit for that opportunity.

Informational Interviews are when you ask an individual within a field of interest to meet so you may learn more about the industry or career field as well as make connections/build a network. This is not an opportunity to ask for a job or internship.

Behavioral interviewing is the most common type of interview style for employers to utilize. Behavioral interview questions allow for candidates to highlight past behavior predictors and for employers to anticipate potential future behavior.

The purpose of case interviewing is to evaluate an individual’s analytical thinking skills and poise under pressure to solve a business problem with the ability to show a solid recommendation.

Technical interviews are often used interchangeably with case interviews to showcase knowledge of the industry, work, and clients of the employer. It allows the interviewee to demonstrate knowledge of key analysis tools including financial ratios and profitability framework.

Combined interviews are processes that include multiple components of behavioral, case, and technical interview formats. Employers want to know if you are a good fit and have a can-do and will-do attitude.

Phone screen interviews are the first level of an interview conducted by a recruiter to determine you will progress to the full interview process with the hiring manager.

Pre-recorded videos are a screening tool used to assess candidates in a format that allows review by multiple decision-makers in multiple locations.

Companies will schedule on-campus interviews regularly to assess candidates for can/will do and fit. Often these types of opportunities include a networking social before or after the interview day.

Virtual interviewing is becoming more and more popular with employers. You’ll need to prepare for a virtual interview differently than an in-person one.

During the final rounds of interviews, candidates will be asked to meet for interviews at the business location. Office interviews determine fit with the local office and offer the opportunity to meet with personnel at all levels in the organization. These types of interviews often include lunch or dinner.

Super days are special as this is when employers invite groups of candidates to meet and interview personnel at all levels. This type of interviewing day typically includes networking, lunch, and team building activities.