Lets Talk About You For A Moment
I have never been very good at public speaking or presentations. To make up for this, I would fully engross myself into all aspects of what I was presenting. With a strong base of knowledge on my subject, the presentation would turn into a breeze; no memorization, no scripts – just presenting.
This is your biggest advantage for entry level interviews: you are speaking about something you know; yourself.
Try to relax, here are a few tips for opening interviews for college grads.
- Take a breather beforehand and just review your resume (there shouldn’t be any lies). You should recognize everything on it because you were there.
- Reflect about your top projects, classes and teachers (one or more questions will be asked about them)
- Know your limitations, and how to spin them positively for you
- Know the job you are applying for: then relate your experience to it
- Prepare at least one and no more than three questions for your interviewer (you can improvise these on the spot)
Just try to relax, walk in there with confidence and you’ll do the best you can, you can’t be asked any more than that.