Interviewing Advice to Help you Communicate your Job Fit

  • March 19, 2018 • 12 PM – 1:30 PM
  • McNeil Building, Room 97, University of Pennsylvania

Are you about to be interviewed for a job or hope to land an interview soon? Do you know what to expect? Whether you’re just beginning your job search or just about to wrap it up, it’s always a good idea to prepare yourself for this important moment.

Interviews are an opportunity for you to showcase your skills, experiences, and your understanding of the organization you hope to work for, and they give you an opportunity to build a professional connection with the interviewers so that you can promote the idea that you are a good ‘fit’ for that organization. This workshop will explore the different types of interviews you might face (screening, phone, Skype, in-person), and the different styles of questions you might face (behavioral, challenging, obscure). We will talk about different approaches you can use to answer interview questions and communicate your job fit, and then provide some opportunities for you to practice. Plan to attend this workshop whether you’re new to the interview process, or just want to brush up on your skills.

No sign-ups are required to attend this workshop, but you can join this event on Handshake. By doing so, you can get automatic reminders for this event. This event is part of Career Services’ “Job Search Series,” workshops designed to provide graduate students and postdocs information on effective job searching and career planning techniques.

To get some general information about interviews, follow this link: www.vpul.upenn.edu/careerservices/interviewingadvice/ The core career-readiness competency addressed in this workshop is: Career Management. For more information on the Penn7 career competencies, please see: www.vpul.upenn.edu/careerservices/careerdevelopment

Audience: This program is open to all graduate students and postdocs.

Sponsor: University of Pennsylvania Career Services

Time: 12:00-1:30 pm EST

Location: McNeil Building, Room 97