The Interview

In the sections below, you'll learn to think like a hiring manager, prepare like a pro, and ace your interview, whether it's in-person, virtual, or over the phone. We'll also touch on correspondence after the interview — a critical step to securing a job that many internship seekers leave out.

The interview is your first face-to-face contact with the organization you want to intern for, and first impressions are critical. It can be daunting to know that everything you say, do, and even wear might be the difference between getting hired or going home empty-handed.

If you've done your homework and practiced your interview skills, however, this can be your time to shine. By following the steps below, you can be confident that you're projecting yourself as a likable, professional candidate.

Interview Preparation

How to Master the Phone Interview (with Examples)

What to Wear for an Interview

Interview Preparation: Get Ready to Shine

Understanding the Employer’s Perspective

Prepping for a Group Interview

Prepping for a Phone Interview

Focus on the First Two Minutes

The STAR Method: Answer Behavioral Interview Questions Like a Pro

23 Most Common Interview Questions and Answers in 2019

23 Behavioral Interview Questions and Answers for 2019

The Best Questions to Ask in an Interview for 2019

How to Answer "Tell Me About Yourself"

Handling the "Greatest Weakness" Question

How to Speak and Listen

The Salary Discussion

 

Essential Interview Questions and Answers

10 Essential Interview Questions and Answers

10 Essential Marketing Interview Questions and Answers

10 Essential Finance Interview Questions and Answers

10 Essential Writing Interview Questions and Answers

10 Essential Computer Science Interview Questions and Answers

10 Essential Event Planning Interview Questions and Answers

10 Essential Human Resources Interview Questions and Answers

10 Essential Accounting Interview Questions and Answers

10 Essential Sales and Business Development Interview Questions and Answers

10 Essential Film Interview Questions and Answers

 

Following Up After the Interview

Writing a Thank You Note

Sample Thank You Email After an Interview

Choosing and Listing References