Interviews

Congrats! You’ve made a great impression on an organization and are now ready to meet with them to learn more about a specific position. If you ace this test, you’ll be well on your way to getting an offer.

Interviewing 101 – if you don’t remember anything else, remember this:

  • Research the organization beforehand.
  • Prepare several thoughtful questions. (example: tell me about your ideal candidate)
  • Practice any necessary technology beforehand OR make sure you know exactly where you’re going for an in-person interview.
  • Arrive or log on 5-10 minutes early.
  • Dress professionally. Need free professional attire? Check out our Career Closet.
  • Nail your intro! (Smile, good handshake, or wave if online, and have a good elevator pitch ready)
  • Know your accomplishments and how to communicate them – the STAR method can help.
  • Send thank you notes to your interviewers - email is ok, but handwritten is much better.

Big Interview – Free Interviewing Education & Practice: 

When preparing for a job interview, it's not enough to only read advice - you need to put that advice into practice! That's why Big Interview isn't just a training course. You'll also get hands-on practice with mock interviews tailored to your specific industry, job and experience level. Learn more about Big Interview and register with your USC Upstate email address.

Interviewing Resources:

To see common questions employers ask, good questions for students to ask, attire advice, sample thank you notes and more, check out our interviewing resources.