Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Interview Tips

Internships are very important for students to have, especially in the PR world. They build your resume and give you a chance to practice what you have been learning in your classes. Here are some tips for when you go into your interview:

  • Dress professionally. A simple suit would be best, especially if you're interviewing in a corporate office. Those who are interviewing you may also let you know ahead of time what to expect and how to dress.
  • Bring your portfolio. Nothing is worse than being ill-prepared. Bring a few copies of your resume and any writing samples you have done. The last interview I went to, the man interviewing me told me that one person he interviewed forgot everything, and then asked to go home to get it! DO NOT DO THIS!
  • Practice before. Think of some typical interview questions (best and worst traits, how do you describe yourself, etc.) and run through how you're going to answer them.
  • Relax. Don't be stiff. Take a deep breath and smile!
  • Have a firm handshake and be confident.
  • After the interview, thank everybody. Send a thank you note either through the mail or the Internet, depending on how the atmosphere is in that office.

Good luck!

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