An interview will give you the chance to have a conversation with the employer and to share information. Your objective is to share information regarding your skills, experience, personality and interests and to gain further information about the position and your fit within the organization.

The main thing to keep in mind about an interview is that the subject of discussion will be about you. You must know yourself, the job and information about the organization.

Interview Basics

All interview questions are related to four key issues:

  • Why are you here? What brings you to our company?  i.e. What do you know about this organization?

  • What kind of person are you? i.e. What are your goals, values, personality traits?

  • What can you do for our company? What can you do for me? i.e. What are your skills, special knowledge and aspirations?

  • How much are you going to cost? i.e. What are your salary expectations? What will you cost in training? etc.

Prepare answers in those four areas, plus:

  • "Have you any questions?"

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Tips; Practice answering out loud. It will help you master your answer better than just thinking about how you would answer. Utilize the STAR Technique for answering behavior based questions.


Visit Co-op & Career Services to book a mock interview with a Peer Helper.