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.
Employers use different types of interviews to vet job and/or internship candidates in today’s job market. It is important that you understand why employers use each type of interview during your internship and/or job search.
Strengthen Interview Skills
Students can strengthen their interview skills by signing up for a practice or “mock interview” with a UIC Career Advisor. Following the practice interview, you will receive feedback about interviewing strengths and areas to improve.
Update (September 2018): Students can log into UICcareers.com to obtain access to the Mock Interview module in which students can tailor and record responses to common interview questions. Recordings of interviews are then reviewed by a member of the Career Services team.
Preparing For The Interview
Believe it or not, even the most qualified job seekers need to prepare for job interviews. Why ? 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.