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Interview Assistance

Interview Assistance

An interview provides you the opportunity to share your skills, experience, education and passion to an employer. Successful interviewing requires research, preparation and practice. Career Services can help you learn to present yourself in the best possible light. 

How can career services help prepare for my interview?
  • Advising on preparation prior to and during an interview, as well as following-up afterwards
  • Advising on common interview questions and strategies
  • Mock Interview: An opportunity to practice a full-time job or graduate/professional school admissions interview in a realistic setting and receive immediate feedback 
  • Medical Mock Interviews: Anyone seeking practice to interview for medical education

Click here for instructions on how to make an appointment with a career advisor. 

Can't get in for an appointment before the interview? Use this free online tool to prepare!

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Big Interview is a free tool to practice your interview skills and learn from experts. You can even practice through the app, which is available in the App Store or by using Google Play. Here's how Big Interview can help you:

LEARN: Short 5-6 minute videos with expert advice on how to craft an interview answer (especially the tricky "Tell me about yourself"), different interview formats and more!

PRACTICE: Respond to a wide range of interview questions from general to industry-specific. Then look back at how you did. 

ANSWER BUILDER: Record the stories to highlight your skills in one place for easy review before future interviews. 

Create a Free Account: Alumni need an organization code to create an account. Please contact our office at 937-229-2045 or careerservices@udayton.edu for the organization code. 

Quick Reference Interviewing Resources

Below are resources to help you prepare for an interview:

Attire Tips

What you wear to an interview has a large impact on the first impression you make on the interviewer and will greatly influence how you are perceived. Keep your look simple and review the suggestions below:

  • Conservative navy, gray or black suit, skirt or pants, or a suit dress
  • Pants should not be too tight
  • Skirt length should be a little below the knee
  • Blouses, long-sleeve or button down shirts can be worn under a suit

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Information sessions and/or networking sessions are often times where it is appropriate to wear business casual attire. Here are some general guidelines to follow:

  • Khaki pants or skirts
  • Long-sleeved shirts or short-sleeved polo shirts
  • Slacks or skirts with a conservative blouse, sweater or long-sleeved shirt
  • Flat or low heels
  • Conservative accessories like jewelry

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Some events are more casual than others. Many organizations dress casually on Fridays. Check out the suggestions below:

  • Conservative jeans (avoid holes or rips in the jeans)
  • Short or long-sleeved blouses are acceptable
  • Button down shirts or polo shirts with a collar are common
  • Casual shoes such as loafers, sandals or flats

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CONTACT

Career Services

Alumni House
208 L Street
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2711
937-229-2045
Email