What one thing have you improved in your interview preparation that worked?

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I attended a few practice interviews at ODLC where I received excellent feedback regarding some word choices (I tend to say ”we” when describing experiences instead of ”I”) and body language. I’ve also learned to reach out to colleagues on campus to get their insights on the department.

Posted by Anonymous
Answered on April 16, 2015 7:58 am

Role play is a great way to help prepare. Have someone play the interviewer with you. Also, come up with some questions that you think will be asked and practice the answers

Posted by Anonymous
Answered on March 4, 2015 1:49 pm

I made sure that I was fully prepared so if I was asked at the end – ’Is there anything that you would like to share with us that we did not ask about?’ or ’Is there anything else you would like to say before we conclude’ – I would have a good response and would seize the opportunity.

Posted by Anonymous
Answered on March 3, 2015 2:48 pm

Develop your own personal ’stories’ that create a fuller picture of who you are to the interview panel, while also reminding you of the many wonderful things you have accomplished in your career.

Posted by Anonymous
Answered on September 2, 2014 11:34 am

I practised out loud to get comfortable hearing my own voice speaking in that ”interview” way!

Posted by odlc_admin
Answered on August 26, 2014 3:08 pm

Researching the hiring department and Division in advance of the interview, and coming prepared with some insightful questions about what that department does, their culture, and how the role fits into the bigger picture.

Posted by Anonymous
Answered on August 15, 2014 2:51 pm

Reflecting on questions from previous interviews that I felt I didn’t answer particularly well and then seeking out advice on how to better prepare answers for future interviews. This usually involves taking advantage of the resources available at ODLC to help me prepare my answers.

Posted by Anonymous
Answered on August 15, 2014 12:25 pm
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