Who We Are and What We Do

Interviewing is a critical part to getting any job or internship. It is and opportunity to showcase your skill set to an employer. Being prepared is critical to landing the opportunity; practice and preparation will enhance your chances. In the job search process, interviews are crucial! Pre, during and post interview

Prepare for the interview in advance

  • Research the company both on their webpage and in recent publications
  • Match your skill set (Step 2: Explore Your Interests) to the position
  • Set up a mock interview with a career advisor
  • Print several copies of your resume (See Step 3: Develop a Career Toolkit), after having it reviewed by a career advisor
  • Portfolio, if applicable to your field

During the Interview

  • Maintain eye contact and smile
  • Give a firm handshake
  • Breathe and remember everything you’ve researched and practiced
  • Ask well thought out questions
  • Take notes
  • Ask for business cards and next steps before you leave

After the Interview

  • Send a well thought out and written thank you e-mail (PDF) within 24 hours
  • Reflect on your interview both the positive and negative aspects

Common Sample Interview Questions

  • Tell me about yourself?
  • Walk me through your resume
  • What do you know about this company?
  • Do you have any questions for me?
  • Tell me about a time you worked with a team and your role within the team?
  • What are some of you areas of strength and weakness?
  • How do you handle conflict? Provide an example?
  • What are your long and short term career goals?
  • What is your greatest accomplishment?

 

Step 6: Search for a Job/Internship »

Center for Career Development

199 Chambers Street, Room S-342
New York, NY 10007
Phone: 212-220-8170
Email: career@bmcc.cuny.edu

Hours of Operation:
Monday–Thursday: 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.