Practice your answers! Not just in your head but out loud!
2. MOCK INTERVIEWS ARE GREAT
Don't wait until the day before your interview - it won't help that much! The best time to sign up for a moc interview is as soon as you sign up for the real interview. (At least a week before!)
3. PAUSES ARE GREAT
a) They give you time to think!
b) They slow you down/calm you down!
c) They get rid of "ums" and "ahs."
4. WORDS TO AVOID
5. WORDS TO USE
“I” is better than saying “you” or “we.” Read the following sentence and then substitute the word “I,”"me," or "my" for the appropriate "you."
- “When you are the leader of a group, it's important for you to listen to your team so that you can be a better leader.”
Definitive words: I am, I have, I accomplished, I created, I know.
6. STAY POSITIVE
Don't say bad stuff about why you didn't like Lafayette, tell me good stuff about Lehigh!
7. USE EXAMPLES
PROVE it to me - give me examples, situations, events that prove you are a good leader, a good researcher, an excellent communicator! Companies want to know that you have done these things in the past!
8. EXAMPLES COME FROM KNOWING YOURSELF
Really examine yourself – use your resume and beyond, before – to really have good examples for your interview!
9. RESEARCH THE COMPANY
It shows: intelligence, interest, motivation, and desire! Bring articles or newspaper stories with you (about the company - positive ones, please!) to show the research you've done!
10. ASK GOOD QUESTIONS
Make up questions that show you did company research. Ask questions that are different than other questions students will ask. This will make them remember you!