Your application has gotten you an interview. Congratulations! Now is the time for you to verbally communicate why they should hire you. Perhaps the most important key to succeeding in the interview process is to be prepared.
Questions will usually cover five areas: education, experience, career goals, skills/abilities and knowledge of the organization. It is critical to able to effectively communicate how your background is complementary to the position and the goals of the organization. The interview process is a two-way street; not only are you being interviewed, but you are interviewing them.
If you need a quiet space to have a phone or Skype interview, you can use the CCPA. Call the Office to make arrangements at 610-896-1181.
Our six page guide covers interview preparation, sample interview questions, interview types, day-of-the-interview advice, what to do after the interview, and much more.
Haverford's Alumni Interview Coach Program
Practice makes perfect in most situations, and interviewing for internships and job interviews is no exception. Successful candidates are ones who make the time to research the industry and prospective employers carefully and to practice their interview skills. The CCPA is working closely with alumni volunteers to develop a Haverford Alumni Interview Coach program where students are matched with experienced alumni leaders in the student's field of interest for the purpose of practicing and receiving feedback on interviews.
To apply: Please fill out this form and read all instructions carefully. Include a resume and a short cover letter addressing your career interests, the types of internships or jobs you intend to pursue, why you are interested in being paired with an alumni interview coach, and what you hope to gain from the experience.
Case Interviews and Preparation
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CCPA purchased 25 licenses for 25 students to use CG Interactive, an advanced on-line interactive case training developed by Mark Cosentino. CQI focuses on the skills you need to walk into the case interview well prepared and confident. Stop by CCPA to obtain a license number and the access information.
CCPA has a copy of Case in Point by Mark Cosentino in Stokes 300. We highly recommend reviewing this book in your Case Interview research.
Unlimited amount of mock case interviews with peers, 60+ cases will be unlocked in the Case Library, which includes video case solutions. With Personal Case Analytics, assess your overall competitiveness versus the community with performance benchmarking based on case reviews.
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