Interviews exist because the organization you want to work for has a puzzle to solve, and it is this:

From the pool of qualified candidates we’ve assembled, who is most likely to contribute and thrive in the role?

Interviewing well is a skill developed over time with knowledge, preparation and practice. Like anything complex, expect to start out worse than you planned, and improve after putting in effort over time. Some forms of interviewing, like consulting cases and coding challenges, also have specific norms that are unique and require added attention to master.

✅ If you’re looking for information about how to decline an interview invitation, check out this post.

There are five main tasks when preparing for an interview. Each has an explanation and steps in the buttons below.



9 Things to Say in a Job Interview in 2022

When you think about what to say in a job interview, you probably assume you’ll be answering common interview questions. And while what you say when you answer those questions matters, there are a few more things you should say …

By Rachel Pelta - Forage
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Hearing Crickets After A Job Interview? Here’s What To Do

Robert Hellmann, Contributor, Career & Executive Coach, Speaker, Business Consultant

Article originally appeared on on 8/2/22

Many jobseekers are too quick to write-off opportunities if they experience radio silence after an interview. A typical example: “My last interview was …

By Greg Victory (he/him/his)
Greg Victory (he/him/his) Assistant VP Student Affairs/Fannie Mitchell Executive Director, Career Center
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How to Respond to “So, Tell Me About Yourself” in a Job Interview

Written by Joel Schwartzberg

Originally appeared in the August 12, 2019 of Harvard Business Review

Summary: The toughest job interview question may seem like a softball from the interviewer’s perspective: “So…tell me about yourself.” Nailing this question starts with realizing that your …

By Greg Victory (he/him/his)
Greg Victory (he/him/his) Assistant VP Student Affairs/Fannie Mitchell Executive Director, Career Center
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Technical Interviewing

It’s that time of year where applications are submitted and you’re ready to start on the next step of the job and internship search: interview prep. If you’re applying to opportunities that require technical interview(s) it’s time to start practicing. …

By Catherine Allen (she/her)
Catherine Allen (she/her) Assistant Director, Career Services
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What Is the Best Way To Answer an Interview Question About a Time You Failed?

You’re in a first-round interview, and it’s been going great. You’ve been able to share your most valuable skills and experience with the employer, and they seem impressed.

But then they pitch you one of the most dreaded interview questions: …

By Ivy Exec - Ivy Exec
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