Interview Skills

//Interview Skills
Interview Skills 2018-06-26T14:18:07+00:00

Do you struggle with interviews? Does your anxiety interfere with your interview performance? Often over talk during your interview?

NSU Career Center can help!

Interviews can sometimes be challenging. Figuring out what to say and when to STOP is not always easy. However, it is important for students to remember that interviewers are often a little nervous too. Just as interviewers are trying to get to know you and determine if you will be a good fit at their company you should be doing the same. In an interview you should be getting to know the interviewer(s), their company, and determining if the company is a good fit for you and can help you reach your career goals.

To prepare for the interview process here are a few things to consider:

  • Attire
  • Preparation
  • Acing the Interview!

It is important for students to understand the difference in dress attire for certain occasions. Are you familiar with the terms business casual, casual, professional/business attire, Sunday’s best? Let’s take a look at what those terms actually mean.

Business Casual is less formal than professional attire, but the intention with this attire style is to still give a professional appearance and impression.

Business/Professional Attire is formal attire. For women and men, it typically consists of conservative suits, nice professional shoes, little or no cologne, nice and neat haircuts and hairstyles. Women are suggested to wear minimal jewelry, pantyhose, and light makeup. Men are suggested to wear long a conservative tie along with dark socks.

Casual attire still has guidelines are determined by the event to be attended. For casual attire men and women should avoid flip flops and tennis shoes. It is okay for women to jeans with a nice blouse and shoes. Men should avoid wearing jeans opt for dress pants or khakis.

To see more tips about how to dress for an interview, career fair, networking event, or career related opportunities watch this video: