How many of these can you check? I can articulate my strengths and skills confidently to employers. I am prepared to answer behavioral-based interview questions with short anecdotes. I demonstrate confidence during interviews and am able to overcome the stress and anxiety of interviewing for a job. I am aware of my body language during interviews. I am so sure … [Read more...] about Practice your interview skills with a mock interview
Written by Amie Case, Graduate Assistant with the Career Center, Master of Arts, English: Creative Writing. It happens to the best of us: at some point, we all blubber our way through an interview. We think out loud with lots of “uhh’s” and “umm’s,” we completely lose track of what we were trying to say, and our minds freeze until we no longer know our own names. In … [Read more...] about Contemplating all possible meanings of the phrase “silent as the grave”
Written by Grace Smith, office assistant for the Career Center and graduating creative writing major who's headed to Loyola Marymount University for MFA Program in Film & Television. So here is the truth: Interviewing is hard. It’s uncomfortable and intimidating, and, let’s be honest, just plain weird. Well, at least it is for me. I am always uncomfortable … [Read more...] about Interviewing: Before, During, and After
Written by Amie Gant, Career Center Communication and Design Assistant, Bachelor of Science, Professional Writing. What can be scarier and more stressful than Halloween's haunted houses, ghosties, ghouls, and zombies? Job interviews. However, the more you practice and get familiar with the process, the less terrifying interviews may become. Mock interviews provide … [Read more...] about Terrified by job interviews? Overcome your fear and boost your interview confidence
Written by Benjamin Thomas, Employer Relations Graduate Assistant, Career Center We all have heard those great stories, those motivational speeches, or hilarious anecdotes. Story-telling is a great way to relate an event or to communicate an idea. A job interview, however, is a very common, and sometimes unexpected, reason for telling a story. Picture it: You’re in a … [Read more...] about Interviewing: Tell Me About a Time….