Phone Screen Interview Preparation
Be sure to do your research. Some helpful topics include reviewing the job description and reviewing our Mission & Values and Our Companies. We also recommend doing some outside research on recent news articles, company financial results, and reviews.
You should be prepared to discuss your work experience,
leadership or campus activities, and goals. If there are gaps in your
resume such as a missing GPA or long gaps in your employment history, be
prepared to discuss these as well.
Be prepared to answer behavioral based interview questions. These types of questions ask you to share examples from your past experiences. Examples of these are:
When answering behavioral based questions, consider using the SCAR format:
Situation / Challenge – Explain the situation and challenge you were faced with
Actions – Highlight the actions you took (if in a team setting, highlight your own actions)
Result – Share the quantitative and qualitative results
Panel Interview Preparation
This interview will include additional behavioral based interview questions and a selling scenario. To prepare for the selling scenario, think about situations where you sold an idea or good to someone. What made you successful? What facts did you provide to support your recommendation? The selling scenario also works to test your analytical capabilities. Be prepared to calculate simple formulas such as margin, mark-up, cost of goods sold, and a breakeven analysis.
Before the interview begins you will be given a preparation period. During this time the goal is to create a plan and be prepared to sell it. Think about possible objections to your solution and how to overcome them.
Day in the Field Preparation
During this experience, you will go out into the field to learn about the job we do first-hand. The goal is to show you what you would be doing on a day to day basis and for us to observe you in our work environment. Remember to be engaged and ask questions to learn more about your next potential career opportunity.
Interview Best Practices
In addition to how you answer questions during the interview, here are some general best practices to use throughout the interview process.
Dress appropriately for interviews: recommended dress is business professional
Give yourself plenty of time so that you arrive early to the interview
Avoid using jargon, slang and curse words
Maintain a positive attitude when sharing your experiences of working for other companies
Feel free to ask an interviewer to repeat a question or ask for time to think about your answer
Keep eye contact with the interviewer
Be confident and share examples of work or school experiences that showcase your strongest skills