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BERKELY - Interview Guide

This 6 page, printable interviewing guide gives tips on:


  • Preparing for an interview
  • Preparing for a phone or video interview
  • Preparing for second round interviews
  • What to wear to your interview
  • How to answer a variety of interview questions
  • What questions to ask the employer



This site, created by the U.S. Department of Labor has many resources for job seekers, including:

  • Interviewing tips
  • A list of common interview questions
  • Tips on how to plan your job search
  • Networking tips
  • Salary negotiating tips
  • Many more including a Video Library on career topics


THE MUSE – Interviewing tips

This site provides 30 tips for preparing for an interview.  And there are even more job resources to explore here such as:

  • Career paths
  • Company profiles
  • Take a short online course
  • Get career advice
  • Do a job search



On this page of Quintessential you will find 10 tips for interviewing success.

Be sure to check out the other headings at the top of the page for help with:

  • Resume and cover letters
  • Career guidance
  • Job searching


WOMEN FOR HIRE - Interview Tips

Geared towards women, this site offers a variety of articles with interviewing tips.

Check out the many other resources on this site by clicking through the links at the top of their page.

Different Interview Types...

How To Ace A Phone Interview

A good résumé may no longer be enough to get you in the door. Increasingly companies or their outside recruiters want you to go through a telephone interview first. Continue reading from Forbes

10 Tips to Avoid Bombing Your Skype Interview 

More and more employers are conducting initial job interviews over Skype or other online video services, hoping to get a better feel for candidates than a phone conversation might allow. But interviewing well via video requires a whole different type of preparation than a more traditional phone screen does. Continue reading from U.S. News

6 Tips on How to Ace an In-Person Interview 

You made it through the resume critique and the phone screen. Now all you need to do is ace the in-person interview and that offer could be yours! Continue reading from Barton Careers

Interview Do's and Dont's...


  • Research the company and the position you’re applying for.
  • Research common interview questions and practice your answers.
  • Dress appropriately for the job you want, be neatly groomed, and dress relatively conservatively. Bring breath mints.
    Continue reading from LinkedIn


  • Rehearse your answers so much that you sound like you’re just reciting from memory.
  • Dress too casually, too flamboyantly or in revealing clothing.
  • Arrive smelling (too much perfume, cigarette smoke, etc.)
    Continue reading from LinkedIn

Example Interview Questions

How to Answer the 31 Most Common Interview Questions

While we unfortunately can't read minds, we'll give you the next best thing: a list of the 31 most commonly asked interview questions and answers. Continue reading from The Muse

How To Ace The 50 Most Common Interview Questions 

Glassdoor sifted through tens of thousands of interview reviews to find the 50 most common questions. Continue reading from Forbes

100 top job interview questions—be prepared for the interview

Interview questions can run the gamut. It's unlikely you'll face all 100 of these, but you should still be prepared to answer at least some of them. Continue reading from Monster

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