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Do you want to attend graduate school? If the answer is yes, shift the gear in drive. This blog will help you 1) stay informed about graduate programs, 2) decide on graduate schools, 3) apply for graduate schools (including the GRE and personal statements), 4) prepare for interviews, 5) find funding and lots more. Although this site cannot guarantee a masters or doctoral position, it does promise that you will be a very competitive candidate for your desired program!

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

The Art of Answering Interview Questions


Kate Lorenz of CareerBuilder.com states that the majority of failed interviews are due to nervousness. Since most interviews follow the same format, Lorenz believes that nervousness can be attributed to lack of preparation. Here are some tips for your next interview:

1) Prepare for your interview. Practice at least three hours for each interview.


2) Know the common interview questions and draft responses to them. For commonly asked questions click “Interview Questions.” Practice speaking your responses out load.


3) Read up on the company or graduate school with which you will be interviewing with. Create questions of your own. For possible questions click Questions to Ask” and “Questions to Ask Graduate Students.”


4) Have good directions to the interview site.

To read more tips on acing your interview, go to "How to Answer These Tricky Interview Questions."

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