Articles to Help Improve Your Interviewing Skills
- 9 Ways Job Interviews Are Like Online-dating
Author compares interviewing to dating, and gives practical tips on handling interviews in an effective manner.
- Interview Skills
Explains the difference between behavioral interviews and situational interviews. Provides brief video on ways to respond to specific questions. Site also provides many resources to help you prepare for interviews. Produced by Northern Illinois University's Career Services.
- Prepare to WOW Them in Your Next Interview!
Chat held on December 15, 2011 (recording)
Provided by the ALA JobLIST Placement Center
(There is a bit of static for about the first 20 minutes.)
List of resources mentioned during the chat.
- Want to Succeed in Your Job Search and Interview? Watch Out for These Potential Derailers!
Dr. Williams describes derailers and gives a list of potential derailers along with ways to overcome them so that none of them keep you from getting that next career opportunity.
- Ready to Go? Interview Checklist
Brief checklist of things to take with you to an interview
- Illegal Interview Questions
Gives general guidelines on responding to questions that employers are prohibited from asking based on federal laws. Also includes acceptable and unacceptable questions that may be asked in an interview. Published by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
- Fifty Standard Interview Questions
Gives a list of fifty questions that an employer might ask during an interview.
- 10 Tough Interview Questions
To do your best at an interview, anticipate the questions you may be asked, then practice what you’re going to say. Practice in front of a mirror or with family and friends. You’ll be more relaxed, confident, and more likely to be hired. This article gives 10 questions with tips for responses as examples of questions you might be asked during a job interview. Written for workers who are aged 50 or older.
- 5 Tips for Acing the Phone Interview
Think a phone interview is easier than an in-person one? It may seem so on the surface, but in fact there are a couple of ways in which it is harder. This article helps you prepare for a telephone interview.
- From the inside out and the outside in: The academic library interview process in a tight economy
By Karin Duran, Eric P. Garcia, and Mara L. Houdyshell; Published by C&RL News
- Academic Interview Process
By Nanako Kodaira, Published by the New Members Round Table of the American Library Association
- Tips to Help Make Your Job Interview Successful
Published by EmploymentGuide.com
- How to Rule at Your Interview: Four tips to help you cope with your first interview
By Carlin Carr, Published by College View
- Interviewing Strategy
Gives a few points to help you prepare for your interviews, including information on the STAR technique, one specific approach to interviewing. Also provides list of common interview questions and ways to respond. Published by the Univerity of Michigan's Career Center
- Brag About Your Objection
By Joe Turner, the "Job Search Guy" of Swenson Turner, Inc.
- Ten Tips on Preparing for a Job Interview
Article gives general tips for how to prepare and put your best foot forward in an interview.
If you plan to attend the ALA Midwinter and/or Annual Conferences, be sure you come to the ALA JobLIST Placement and Career Development Center to talk to employers. They are eager to talk to job seekers and will usually grant an interview on the spot. If they are busy at the time, they will schedule an interview for a time that is later in the conference. You are free to walk around the Placement Center and talk to any and/or all of the employers there. Visit the Recruiters at Conference page to see the list of employers for the upcoming conference.
During the conferences, the ALA JobLIST Placement and Career Development Center is usually located in the Convention Center, and normally open on Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. of the conference dates.
In addition to possibly interviewing, you can also get some tips on improving your interviewing skills by attending some of the workshops being held in the Placement Center during the ALA Conferences. Visit the Workshops at Conference page to see what sessions will be offered at the upcoming conference.