I recommend having copies of your resume on hand and brining a notebook and a pen so you can write down notes during the interview (this will also aid in a thoughtful follow-up note to the interviewer).
Tips on interview preparation:
It is so important to do your research prior to an interview. If you know more about the company, you will then then be able to ask more informed questions. This will also help ease potential nerves, as you will be more confident going into the interview. Additionally, be sure to prepare questions beforehand for your interviewers. I also recommend having copies of your resume on hand and brining a notebook and a pen so you can write down notes during the interview (this will also aid in a thoughtful follow-up note to the interviewer).
Best interview questions for a candidate to ask:
- Are there any skills you wish you would have developed earlier that would have been helpful to you now?
- What about (company name) appealed to you when you first applied?
- How does one differentiate themselves from being a good analyst to a great one?
- How would one measure success in the current role I’m applying for?
- Can I have your contact information to follow up after the interview?
Advice on overcoming nerves prior to an interview:
I recommend practicing with a friend, colleague, classmate, etc. The more your practice, the more comfortable you will be talking about your experiences and answering questions on the spot. Remember that the interviewers are there to get to know you, and no one knows you or your experiences better than yourself.
Keep it short and sweet. As you outline all your experiences and all your accomplishments ask yourself, what is it that you would want the company to know about me? Everything else can be added and spoken to during the interview.
Officer, Campus Talent Acquisition
Resume Tips: If you’re going to include a headshot photo, make sure it’s professional and avoid using a selfie. Use a recent photo, choose a professional outfit, and take care of your grooming.