Ace Your Interview

Let's think about your preparation for interviews. I encourage you to be ready to answer the question, " Tell me about yourself." I suggest two steps: Write your answer--short and interesting--two or three sentences; Practice answering the question out loud. Use this as an opportunity to convey that you are confident,friendly,and composed.

In addition, I encourage you to prepare for some questions that may have nothing to do with the actual job description. These questions are intended to see how you think, how you solve problems, and what motivates you to do the work that you do, and how the job potentially fits into the goals you have for yourself.

" Tell me about the relationships you have developed through work."
" Tell me about your worst boss."
" Tell me about your worst job."