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Career Skills: Interview Skills

This guide highlights VCC's key resources for Job hunters.


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Also check out Film on Demand's Job Interview Success Series (VCC login required from off-campus). This 14-part series features the dos and don’ts of job interviews as well as interviews for graduate school admittance and winning new customers. A wonderful tool to prepare students for the interview process no matter the situation. 14-part series, 6-20 minutes each.

Preparing for job interviews

When you have been asked to interview for a job, it very important to be prepared. 

By practicing interview questions, you will become more comfortable with your own qualifications and will be better prepared to show how you can benefit an employer.

Follow these tips for a successful job interview:

  • Research the company or organization
  • Review the job posting and try to learn more about the position
  • Prepare answers to common interview questions
  • Prepare questions to ask the employee about the position and the company or organization
  • Have someone do a "mock" interview with you

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Informational Interviews

Informational interviews are an effective networking strategies. They provide the opportunity to learn more about career options or companies you're interested in, and provide contacts for future job inquiries.

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