Your Virtual Counselor! Dream Big, Set Goals, Take Action!
The California Career Center. Dream Big, Set Goals, Take Action!

The Interview

You really want that job and have prepared for the interview. Now you have to:

  • Keep calm. Try not to be nervous.
  • Listen carefully to the interviewer.
  • Repeat the question to confirm you understand what is being asked.
  • Answer questions directly, honestly, and with facts and examples.
  • Emphasize your strengths.
  • Be polite and considerate by not interrupting the interviewer.
  • Never say anything negative about a former employer or teacher.
  • Ask any questions you may have about the job (leave salary questions until after you are offered the job).
  • Ask for the job.
  • Inquire as to when you will be notified about the results of the interview.
  • Thank the interviewer for spending time with you.

When your interview is completed, evaluate your success and areas for improvement. Send any requested items to the company and a thank you e-mail the same day.