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Welcome students! Explore the site for information on resume and cover letter writing, interviewing tips and links to professional associations. Please feel free to create a profile on E-recruiting and begin your search for full-time, part-time or internship opportunities.


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Considering Graduate School?
The Princeton Review, a web site dedicated to success at all educational levels. They offer advice, research information on grad schools, and career information for after school.

Use the Lexis-Nexis research database through Besse Library to search for information on graduate schools. Lexis-Nexis indexes U.S. News and World Report, which issues graduate school rankings yearly, and an extensive variety of other publications. Besse Library offers several other research databases to meet your needs.



Interview Preparation


The prospect of an interview can be intimidating; the best way to calm your nerves and to make a great impression on your potential employer is to be prepared. First, you should learn all you can about the company and position you are applying for; you should also practice answers to commonly asked interview questions.

Interview preparation is key to landing the job that you really want, even if you have a dynamite resume, if you do not present yourself effectively during the interview you will not receive a job offer. Employers are looking for candidates who can speak effectively and confidently convey their qualifications for the position. To help you practice, some of the most commonly asked interview questions are listed below:

Common Interview Questions and Answer Guidelines:

Tell me about yourself.
Write a script that conveys strengths and experiences you have that fit with the job description. Focus on details that the employer will be interested in, including your educational background and work or internship history. Close your statement with why you are interested in the current position.

Why do you want to work for this company?
The interviewer is listening for an answer that indicates you've given this some thought and are not sending out resumes just because there is an opening. For example, "I've selected key companies whose mission statements are in line with my values, where I know I could be excited about what the company does, and this company is very high on my list of desirable choices."

What made you choose this as your career path?
Give a realistic picture of what motivated you to choose this career, include ways that you believe you can contribute to the field and to the company.

What are your major strengths? In which areas do you believe you need improvment?
Assess your skills, they will be: Knowledge based (classes, experience) Transferable (communication, interpersonal, etc) Personal Traits (are you dependable, flexible, etc). Assess your weaknesses. Hint, select a trait that you need to work on and give a positive example of how you are attempting to overcome it.

What is the salary that are you expecting in this position?
Never answer this question with a dollar figure. Instead ask the employer what the expected salary range will be for a position of this type. Leave salary negotiations until after you have been extended a job offer.

Other Questions to Prepare for:

What accomplishment has given you the most satisfaction?

In your present position, what problems have you identified that had been previously overlooked?

Describe a recent group project. What was your role? Was the team successful?

Describe the most hectic day you have head in the past few months. How did you handle it?

What are the characteristics of your previous boss that you appreciated/frustrated with?

Tell me about a time when you had a lot of work due in a short time, how did you handle it?

How do you handle rejection (This question is especially common in sales positions)?
What motivates you?

How would you handle an unhappy customer?

You do not have to practice interviewing alone! If you would like to make an appointment for a mock interview call the us at 440-646-8322.


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