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Module 4: Interviewing


You’re in the home stretch! After completing module 4, there’s only one module left that you must complete to receive your FREE Heinz College backpack.

A common misconception of those new to the process is that the interviewer holds all the power. Instead, the interview is a way for both parties to assess the fit between you, your skills and interests, and the company’s values and culture.

This module will help break down the parts of an interview, types of interviews, interview do's and don'ts, basic interview questions, and also offer a few suggestions for questions you may want to ask an employer. Remember that practice makes perfect. You can create and practice your responses to common interview questions and schedule mock interviews through Career Services.

Section 1: Preparation for the Interview


At this point, the previous modules have covered much of the interview preparation stage. Much of the preparation includes maintaining a professional mentality, doing your research on the companies you are interested in, networking, and securing appropriate transportation, clothing, etc.

Section 2: The Interview Structure


Most interviews, whether on-campus, at a job fair, or at an employer’s site, will have the same structure.

 

Section 3: Types of Interviews


Section 4: Sample Interview Questions


Aside from the Categories covered in this section, take a look at This Article from The Muse titled 30 Behavioral Interview Questions You Should Be Ready to Answer.

After the Interview


Quiz: Module 4

Please find the quiz for module 4 here. You can also access it by clicking this link: https://heinzcollege.wufoo.com/forms/z1uzeh2z04b9scz/

Remember, you must complete all 5 Career Academy modules to receive your FREE backpack.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact heinz-career-academy@andrew.cmu.edu