Interviewing and Networking
Although every phase of the job search is significant, one of the most important parts of the process is the interview. The interview will ultimately determine whether or not you will be offered employment. There are countless occasions where applicants with extremely impressive resumes are rejected in favor of applicants with run-of-the-mill resumes, simply because of their interview performance.
Preparing for the Interview
- Interview Basics - Discover the do's and don'ts of interviewing and how to get the job you want.
- Acing the Interview Seminar - Learn to prepare for interviews, respond to difficult questions, and what to wear.
- Mock Interview - Polish your interviewing skills with a mock interview conducted by a career counselor.
A mock interview is a chance to practice your interviewing skills with a career counselor. Our staff
will put you through a simulated interview scenario, asking you common interview questions and giving
you a chance to get comfortable talking about your background and experience. We can provide constructive
feedback on how to prepare yourself for the interview as well as how to make your interview style and responses
more persuasive and effective.
Mock Interviews can also be video-recorded in our offices in a quick-time movie format which you can take home
with you for additional review. Simply request this option prior to your counseling appointment, and bring in a
recordable dvd or a thumb-drive so that we can save the video for you.
Schedule an appointment
- InterviewStream - This web-based interview training tool allows you to practice, record, review, and share video-taped interviews using your personal computer and a web-camera.
- Big Interview - This interactive interview training system provides job seekers with information about interview techniques through a multimedia curriculum, then allows for practice through a webcam and on-demand mock interviews.
Networking is a process through which we develop and maintain relationships with professionals in order to solicit information, advice and referrals that will facilitate the job search. It will be one of your most valuable job search tools. Maintain a list of people with whom you are in contact, including peers, relatives, professors, and past employers. This may open up many avenues for information that can lead to job openings.
Tools to Get Connected
- NYU Wasserman Center Mentor Network - Explore careers by connecting with an NYU alumni or other professional in your field. Sign up for the Mentor Network during walk-in hours.
- LinkedIn - This tool is an interconnected network of experienced professionals from around the world. Think Facebook for your professional profile. Build your network, search for connections and search for your next job. Join our LinkedIn group: NYU Wasserman Center Student & Alumni Career Connections.
- TheCareerProject.org -
Free interactive career research tool that provides a personal and uncensored
look into thousands of careers and jobs through the eyes of the people who