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View from the front desk: Interview Feedback

One of my responsibilities at Engineering Career Services is to take comments employers write about students they’ve interviewed and present them to that student into helpful advice through email, a telephone call, or a scheduled appointment with an advisor for interview coaching.

Sometimes the comments are clearly individual: "don’t wear a party dress to your interview" or "iron your shirt next time." Most of the time the advice recruiters provide can be helpful to all applicants.

Here are the top five suggestions:
5. Work on a firm handshake.
4. Practice an introductory speech about yourself.
3. Maintain eye contact with the interviewer.
2. Answer questions in the STAR (Situation Task Action Result) format

And the #1 suggestion:
1. Know what you are interviewing for. Research the company before the interview and ask questions that show you did.

"Perfection does not exist - you can always do better and you can always grow."
-Les Brown
 

 

About the author

Effie Patitsas

Effie Patitsas is the Engineering Career Services Office Manager.