Her Campus Logo Her Campus Logo
nastuh abootalebi yWwob8kwOCk unsplash?width=719&height=464&fit=crop&auto=webp
nastuh abootalebi yWwob8kwOCk unsplash?width=398&height=256&fit=crop&auto=webp
/ Unsplash

How to Prepare for Interview Season

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Muhlenberg chapter.

Going on an interview of any kind can seem daunting and nerve-racking. Having to sell yourself, meet new people and come up with endless questions feels like a long process, but there are a number of ways to make interviews easier. 

The most important element to interviewing is setting aside time to prepare. Writing down a list of possible questions you will be asked and your answers to them will allow your communication skills to shine through in the interview. You do not have to memorize these answers, but having something in mind will allow the conversation with your interviewer to go more smoothly! When answering questions, giving specific examples of your skills and qualifications will showcase why you would be a great candidate for the position you are applying for, instead of stating generalizations. A great way to do this is to write down the position requirements and match them to your experience.

Researching the company ahead of time is extremely important; knowing about the industry and specifics about the company will show the employer that you are invested in this position or job. Throwing in specifics about the company when answering questions will also show the interviewer that you are serious enough to do your research. Ultimately, the person interviewing you wants to see that you will be a good fit for the company or organization! 

I would suggest planning out your outfit for the interview if it is in person. Printing out extra copies of your resume and having something to wear the day before will ease your stress the day of the interview! 

Although it may seem hard, relaxing your nerves before the interview is important so that you can give self-assured answers. Maintaining eye contact with the interviewer and paying close attention to what they are asking will prove to be significant factors!  

Within a day of the interview, it is important to send a thank you email to the person or multiple people that interviewed you. This really goes a long way in the hiring process. Staying positive and projecting confidence are both important things to keep in mind to help you have an amazing interview!

Her Campus Placeholder Avatar
Ali Senal

Muhlenberg '18

Muhlenberg '18 Grad with a BA in Theatre and Jewish studies. My hobbies include sleeping, movies, and spreading vegan propaganda. Former Editor-in-Chief of Muhlenberg Her Campus.