Interview Preparation

Interview Preparation

Common Questions, Proper Dress Code and Etiquette.

A well-crafted résumé simply gets you through the door, but it’s your interview skills that will make or break a job offer. The best way to learn how to interview is to practice, but there are many things you should know before walking into your next potential employer’s office. Bellow you will see links on how to nail the perfect interview.


Types of Interviews

There are many types of interviews, and its important to know what interview to prepare for. 

10 Different Types of Interviews will give you a good idea of different interview styles you could potentially face.


Interview Tips

Knowing how to succeed in an interview is crucial when it comes to a position you want.

15 Quick Interview Tips will provide you the essentials you will need to be successful. 

Researching A Company

Researching a company will not only help you determine if it’s the right fit for you, it also could be the difference between “We’ll call you.” and “When can you start?”

Libguides is a website that you will be able to evaluate resources of a company!


There is nothing more important than preparing for an interview. You want to be sure that you are confident with yourself in an interview because it will show, which will more than likely end up in you getting the job. 

Preparing for an Interview Template will give you a layout on how to get prepared for that future interview. 

Presenting A Job Proposal

How Will You Tackle The Job?
  • Remember all of that research you did on the company? Combine that with the original job post and summarize what you believe are the main objectives of the position. State these objectives plainly in an executive summary. 

  • With those objectives in mind, what would be your first steps assuming you got the job? Do you need to complete any training? Whom would you need to meet (colleagues, stakeholders, etc.)? Also, make sure you think outside of the office as well - are their any important clients you need to meet or trade meetings you would need to attend?

  • Because you haven’t actually landed the job yet, the points of your action plan will likely be a bit general. Remember to keep in mind metrics for evaluation and identify any assumptions you’re making. 

  • Once you’ve finished your research, start putting pen to paper and actually drafting your proposal. Start with a  summary stating that this document is a plan to tackle the purpose of your role as you understand it. Use clear  formatting and brief sentences to describe each individual aspect of each section. You might even consider attaching a calendar to visually display important dates and deadlines to which you will hold yourself. 

  • The purpose of a job proposal is to demonstrate a keen understanding of the position and to prove that you are the right person for the job. Present this document during an appropriate time in the interview, perhaps after one of the  following questions: “Why are you the best person for this job?” “What is your plan for success?” or “What are your areas of development or learning that need to be addressed for you to meet the job requirements?”


Sample Interview Questions and Answers

Questions to Should Ask

After the interviewer is done asking their questions, normally they turn to you and say, “Do you have any questions for me?” This is a real opportunity to show that you did your homework and are genuinely interested in the position. Though this is not the time to discuss the salary, benefits, and time off, it is the time to ask two or three questions to gather more information that will help you determine if the job is the right fit for you.

Read Questions to ask to learn more about what questions you should be asking in an interview. 

Dressing for an Interview

Your default should always be to wear business professional attire to an interview; however, there may be some instances that the company you are applying for has a very casual atmosphere. Do your research, and when in doubt, err on the side of being more formal than less.

Read Dressing for an interview to learn more about how to properly dress for an interview. 

Sample Interview Questions and Answers

Wouldn't it be great if you knew what questions you would be asked in an interview? 

Even though that sounds like a dream, we have to prepare when we go into an interview. Luckily, we have some sample questions you may be asked in a professional interview.

SAMPLE QUESTIONS will give you 11 questions that an interviewer might ask and how to answer those questions professionally.