Being prepared for interviews will give you the confidence you need to highlight your skills and accomplishments during the interviewing process.  UIC’s Office of Career Services offers multiple ways for students to brush up on in-person or video interviewing skills.

Interview Types

Employers use different types of interviews and it is important that you know why employers use each type of interview during your internship and/or job search.

Strengthen Interview Skills

There are 2 ways students can strengthen interview skills by signing up for practice:

  • Conduct a mock interview with a UIC Career Advisor.  You will receive immediate feedback about interviewing strengths and areas to improve.
  • Practice interview skills online using the Interview Stream application in which you can practice and upload your mock interview via webcam and microphone.  After recording and uploading your interview, advisors at the UIC Career Services office can provide you with feedback on your interview.

Even the smartest and most qualified job seekers need to prepare for job interviews. Why you ask? Interviewing is a learned skill and there are no second chances to make a great first impression. Review these tips to enhance your interviewing skills.

Additional Interview Tips

Land The Job Through Employer And Industry Research

Another key component of interview success is doing research about the employer and industry to learn about current trends that you can speak about in your interview.  UIC Library offers FREE resources to UIC students to learn about employers and industries.

Interview Attire: Dress To Impress

It is important to dress appropriately for interviews because first impressions count.  The suggested dress code for interviews is business attire. If you are not sure what that means, read the document below for more information.