I’ve been getting lots of questions about how to best prepare for a Skype or FaceTime interview (that’s right – people are doing interviews over FaceTime now!) I wanted to put together a few tips for you to read over to prep for that big interview. Good luck!
One of the questions I’ve been getting frequently is how to answer the “What makes you unique” interview question. I wanted to make sure to include this in a blog so all of you can better prepare for upcoming interviews. To make this question feel a little more familiar, they are basically asking what makes you different than everyone else. What do you bring to the table that the next candidate doesn’t? What do you bring to the table that your friend doesn’t? The answer to this question should incorporate two or three of the bullet points below.
Many of you have internship interviews coming up over the next few weeks and you are nervous, I know. With the goal of helping to calm your nerves a bit, here are a few reasons why you should take a deep breath and not freak out before the interview.
1. They Like You, That’s Why They Called. If a company is interviewing you, it’s because they reviewed your materials and they liked what they saw. Think about that – they already like you. They read about your experience and were impressed – that’s why they are bringing you in.
We are right in the middle of internship season and with that comes lots and lots of interviews – phone interviews, group interviews, in-person interviews, Skype interviews, and follow-up interviews. Seven out of ten times you are going to be asked the same first question in every interview that’s conducted by someone you haven’t spoken with before and that’s, “Tell me about yourself.” Employers ask this question for two reasons. First, it’s an easy ice breaker. They are going to let you steer the ship for a moment.
One question that I'm getting more and more from students these days is, "Should I intern abroad?" From working out the logistics, to really understanding the career benefits; it can be difficult to sift through all of the information and even figure out where to start.
If you're an avid InternQueen.com reader, you clearly understand the value of an internship. You may have already completed and internship (or 10!) and are confidently looking toward graduation with a Rolodex full of professional contacts and job prospects galore.
Happy Tuesday everyone! Shayna, our campus programs manager, found a great blog on Refinery29 about the questions you must ask before leaving any job interview. Although, you can usually only get in 2-3 questions at the end of the interview – I think these are great questions to consider asking. My favorite question they suggest is, “Can you tell me the different between a good worker and a fantastic one?” I thought our readers would enjoy this as well!
This is a guest post by Campus Ambassador Tory Nymick from Penn State University.
The holiday season is chock full of festive parties and fun events. It is a time when many families get together to celebrate and visit with one another. You can manage to practice some interview skills building while you are enjoying the great food and relaxing . . . Read on to find out how you can sneak in some interview prep at your next holiday party.
This blog post was written by Intern Queen Campus Ambassador Brianna Baker from Michigan State University.
The interview process can be intimidating, but if you begin to prepare a few days in advance you can make sure you are armed with the essentials. I would never leave for an interview before doing my research, printing multiple copies of my résumé and assembling my interview bag. My interview bag is filled with a lot of stuff, but it all has a purpose.
Lauren Berger created Intern Queen Inc. in 2009, after successfully completing 15 internships and college and recognizing a need for more internship resources. Her online platform, www.internqueen.com, serves as the home of the business and allows students access to apply for any internship they want free of charge. The site also features daily content on how to make the most of high school, college, and post-grad experiences.