Going into my first job interview for a teacher librarian position, I had no idea what to expect. I had not worked in the field before, so I wasn’t sure what to emphasize as my strengths.
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You may feel like you’re often the best candidate for the job, but for reasons you can’t really pin down, you find yourself going to interview after interview with no call-backs. What’s going on?
Are you interested in a career in public libraries? Are you nervous about the hiring process? Never fear, Career Development is here!
Last month, Jill Klees (our iSchool Career Center Liaison) hosted a
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You know that feeling when you are cruising along in your interview and you just feel like the stars are aligned and everything is going so well? It is an amazing feeling. And then you get a seemingly simple interview question, “Why are you the best candidate for this position?” and you freeze.
“Why do you want to work here?” or “Why did you apply for this position?” These are common interview questions that you’ll want to put thought into before heading into your interview.
“Why should we hire YOU?” Before walking into any interview, I strongly recommend that you have the answer to this question rolling right off of your tongue. Why?
“Tell me a little about yourself?” This is one of the interview questions I recommend you have nailed before you walk into any interview. Why? Because you know you are going to get asked this and if you have a less than compelling answer, it can set the tone for your entire interview.