An image of students and employers conversing during the Miami University Career Fair 2015. An image of students and employers conversing during the Miami University Career Fair 2015.

Interviewing Guide

Many job seekers approach the interviewing process with a sense of apprehension borne of a fear of the unknown, but employment interviewing is simply a focused, goal-oriented exchange of information between two people. Impressive resumes and cover letters will get you employment interviews; however, the interview itself will typically be the most significant aspect of the employment process.

In its most basic form, the employment interview is an opportunity for applicants and employers to mutually evaluate the fit between the applicant’s qualifications and the position being considered. In fact, the word “interview” comes into our language from the Latin inter video, which means, literally, “to see about each other.” Thus, it is important to keep in mind that interviewing involves a mutual exchange of information based on two-way communication. It is not designed to be a process of inquisition or interrogation.

Read the Interviewing Guide.