The Interview Process

Successful Job Interview The initial interview is the first opportunity for you and an employer to learn about each other and for you to demonstrate your strategic thinking and communication abilities, academic knowledge and practical experience. Getting the second or third interview depends upon your convincing the prospective employer that you are a good match for the company and position. The Weston Career Center offers several options for you to improve your interviewing skills:

Second-round Interview

InterviewingReceiving a call for a second-round interview is an indication that you’ve made a strong impression and the company sees potential for you joining the organization. It differs from the first interview in that it may occur at the place of business or outside of the work place, typically over a meal.

You can prepare the same way you would for your first round – just think more deeply about what you would do if hired. Be prepared to provide the best answers with confidence and, when asked, ask a few questions that are genuinely important to you.

The second-round interview can also be a panel-style interview that provides an opportunity for you and a group of individuals from the company to get to know one another better.

Make an Appointment

Career advisors can assist you in improving your interviewing techniques, preparation and follow up. To meet with a career coach, schedule an appointment online, email wcc@olin.wustl.edu, call 314-935-5950, or stop by the WCC in Knight Hall 210.