By Susie Clarke, Director of Kelley Undergraduate Career Services
Many of us get nervous about job interviews. It can be stressful, to say the least. The secret is to build confidence through preparation, practice and promoting yourself.
Preparation for an interview is more than picking out an outfit and arriving 15 minutes early. Appearance matters, and it is true that you are often judged before you say a word. The key to thorough preparation is doing your research. Learn everything you can about the company’s services, customers and competitors and prepare at least three questions. Your questions should be insightful to give you more information about the job, the culture and the goals of the company. This is an important step—these questions signal your interest in the company to the employer.