Interview Resources


Maximize Your Interview

Beverly Kahn, Coordinator of Career Services at ODLC

A short video to help improve your preparation and performance at U of T job interviews. Topics include: difficult and expected questions, how to engage the interviewer, and an interview do-and-don’t list.

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What is your weakness?

Aimee Bateman advises interviewees on how to answer the very tricky question “what is your biggest weakness.” (link)

 

 

How to Speak to People

Most of us have situations where we find it difficult to communicate. Improving your communication technique, and being comfortable speaking to people is extremely important. Watch our top tips for being a better communicator. (link)

Make a Good First Impression

Most of us have situations where we find it difficult to communicate. Watch our top tips for being a better communicator. (link)

Body Language that Gets the Job

Tips for creating a great first impression. This video shows you what to do with your body, from your eyes to hands to tone of voice with Christine Jahnke, author of The Well-Spoken Woman. (link)

Put Those Smartphones Away: Etiquette for Job Interviews

These 6 tips on proper interview etiquette will set you apart as a polished candidate. Find out how the little things can make a difference. (link)

 


Interview: Quick tip sheet

Check out this tip sheet to help prompt you to prepare for key aspects of the interview.

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References

A sample format for handing in references at the end of the interview if you are asked. If you are not asked for references, you may offer them.

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Thank you Letters

How to structure a thank you letter for situations comparable to the U of T environment.

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Closing on a good note

A lot of people forget that closing the interview with confidence is just as important as the beginning and questions. Leave a lasting impression with these tips.

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Internal Vacancy

Preparing for an internal interview can be even harder. Here are some tips to consider for a job interview in an environment where you are already known.

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6 Interview Questions that will make any employer want to hire you

Here are questions to ask at the end of your interview that will help you show enthusiasm, energy and curiosity.

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