Friday, December 1, 2017


I'm no expert at securing jobs, but for some reason my friends seem to think I am. I've had multiple people ask me where I find so many internship opportunities and how I secure one (or two) every quarter. Although it obviously takes a lot of searching, one thing I can help you with if you are prepping to graduate and find jobs or internships is my tips and tricks to nailing the interview process!
I wasn't always good at interviewing, I actually used to be terrified and would never get a call back after the crappy job I did in the interview. But after lots of practice I decided to make a template. One that I actually fill out, print and study before every interview. So here it is, my secret to nailing every interview!

1. Tell me about yourself:
 I am currently working. interning at ______. As the (name your position) I did _____. Previously, I worked at ____ where I did _____. I'd love the chance to dig in much deeper and increase my experience with _____, which is why I'm so excited for this opportunity with (company's name).

2. What experience do you have with (job title)? 
Explain your experience and give one specific example.

3. How would you describe the company's style?
Take time to research the company, their website and maybe even their Instagram.

4. Why do you want to work for our company? 
This is where you will name reasons why their company is unique from others in the same field and how that motivates you to work for them rather than other companies.

5. What challenges are you looking for in this position?
You should read the job title description and pick one thing you want to learn more about. Then give an example of how you have practiced these things at past jobs but explain how or why want to increase your knowledge in this particular sector.

6. What's the most important thing a (position you're interviewing for) should be doing?
Reiterate tasks and roles from the job description.

7. How can you contribute to our company? 
Name of strengths you have and talk about on of your greatest successes at a previous job.

8. How do you handle stress? 
Even if you don't handle stress very well I feel like this standard answer is always good to use. Throughout my experience I have realized that if I am stressed so are the customers. So what I liked to do is take a few deep breaths and immediately prioritize what is most important.

9. What are your weaknesses? 
You can be honest here. Pick something you aren't the best at. State what it is, explain how you are fixing it and say you are actively working on fixing this problem by _____.

10. What would you current employer say about you? 
I am very reliable, hard working and constantly looking for a challenge. MY outgoing and uplifiting personality are known to make a happy work environment and build cliental.

11. Why are you leaving your current job? 
( If it is for bad reasons I suggest you don't go into detail about it). A good answer is: Change is good. I am the kind of person that constantly wants to move up and there is no room for that at my current job. I have a strong drive to improve, reach for higher gials and higher expectations of myself. I feel as though I would thrive here considering my desires and motivation.

12. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 
I see myself working for (company's name), enhancing the company and moving up the corporate ladder.

13. Do you have any questions for me? 
(This is important! Always have a question for you interviewer at the end of the interview.) Here are a few good questions to ask. If I were to work here tomorrow what piece of advice do you have for me? What does a typical day look like for someone in my position? When will I hear back from you and what is the best way to contact you?

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