In January, the North Carolina State University student chapter held a mock- interviewing workshop for its student members. Five professionals from the parent chapter participated as mock interviewers. Each professional interviewed two students and provided feedback on interviewing skills, resumes, and professional attire. Students were able to give each other feedback as well.
Upon completion of the mock interviewing session, professionals and students reconvened to discuss the interviewing process. One question that students had was "what are you looking for in an interview?" The professionals agreed on that the following characteristic are often sought in interviews:
Students learned that use of behavioral interviews, multi-level interviews, and non-verbal signals were indicators used to assess the above characteristics.
Students also learned how to avoid some common interviewing mistakes. Following are some tips to remember:
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