The Interview

Essential elements to consider before, during and after...

"So tell me about yourself..." The interview is your opportunity to sell yourself in person. Your cover letter, resume, and personal network has gotten you this far. Now is the time for you to verbally communicate why they should hire you. Perhaps the most important key to succeeding in the interview process is to be prepared.

Questions will usually cover five areas:

  1. Education;
  2. Experience;
  3. Career goals;
  4. Skills and abilities; and
  5. Knowledge of the organization.

It is critical to able to effectively communicate how your background is complimentary to the position and the goals of the organization. The interview process is a two-way street; not only are you being interviewed, but you are interviewing them.

CPD offers additional information on the interviewing process, including mock interviews, workshops, and printed resources.