Interviews are tricky. In 45 minutes, you’re supposed to prove you’ve got the qualifications, skills, and attitude to win the job. And on top of all of that, you have to fit in with the team. No pressure!
Some job candidates love the thrill of interviews – bring it on! Others dread the thought of them – ugh, I hate this part.
So, what kind interviewee are you? Take this quiz to find out!
1. What’s the first thing you do after getting an interview?
(a) Research the company.
(b) Get really anxious.
2. The night before your interview, you:
(a) Go over your notes briefly, and then go to bed early.
(b) Can’t sleep.
(c) Go out with friends until 1 a.m.
3. How do you prepare for your interview?
(a) Research company values, culture, and position, then practice answering interview questions.
(b) Get a pep talk from a close friend/relative.
(c) Go out and by a new suit.
4. The morning of your interview, you:
(a) Double check your directions and arrive a little early.
(b) Panic, consider rescheduling your interview.
(c) Sleep in, leave a little late.
5. What do you do while waiting in the lobby?
(a) Quickly freshen up.
(b) Fidget uncontrollably – waiting is the worst!
(c) See what’s happening on Facebook.
6. When you meet your interviewer, you:
(a) Shake his/her hand, smile confidently, and introduce yourself.
(b) Nervously say hello, wipe your sweaty hand before your handshake.
(c) Unintentionally act really stiff.
7. How do you feel during most interviews?
(a) Confident, prepared, and excited.
(b) Nervous, stressed, overwhelmed.
(c) I don’t know – I haven’t had many interviews.
8. What do you do immediately after the interview?
(a) Follow up with a thank you note, regardless of how it went.
(b) Automatically think you bombed it, but breathe a sigh of relief.
(c) Kick yourself for not saying something you should have said.
Mostly As: Interview Pro
You nail your interviews! You understand what to emphasize about yourself, skills, and goals. You’re also great at connecting with the interviewer(s) on a personal level. Building that rapport is a key part of interview success!
Getting interviews, but not job offers? Read this article to find out where you’re falling flat.
Mostly Bs: Nervous Interviewee
Your nerves have a tendency to get the best of you during interviews. You’ve got all the right skills, but you’re lacking some confidence.
Don’t worry, we can help! Watch this video to learn how to conquer your interview jitters!
Mostly Cs: Interview Newbie
You probably don’t have much interview experience under your belt yet, but you’ve got potential! Interviews can be overwhelming, so it’s important to go in prepared.
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