Congratulations on getting an interview! Whether it is via phone or in person, on campus or at the job site, a casual lunch or an all-day process, being able to anticipate what comes next will help you distinguish yourself from your fellow applicants. Interviews can – and do – occur in a wide variety of settings and formats. Knowing what to expect – and what is expected of you – goes a long way to ensure the best possible outcome in an interview situation.
There are many types of interviews and with a little background information you will know the format and likely questions. In addition, you will learn about Virginia Tech’s Hokies4Hire career networking site as well as how to sign up for the On-Campus Interview (OCI) program, which brings employers to Blacksburg. Finally, know what is considered appropriate and what to do if an awkward or unsafe situation occurs.