Tuesday, September 9, 2014

What Grads Get Asked in Interviews


Here's a great infographic that collects the 10 most-asked questions that new college graduates hear. It also gives some tips on how to frame an answer, and what the employer will be most impressed by.

It's also a great primer for those who  haven't graduated or gotten interviews yet. For instance, you'll see that you're going to be asked about team activities and your leadership roles. With that in mind, you might want to find more ways to work those kinds of experiences into your college life. Also, you can reflect during the experience on how job-relevance (maybe even keep journal notes), so you can draw on what you've done more fluently as you seek a job.

Finally, you'll realize that there is material here which can help you shape an interview-getting resume and cover letter. For instance, you might be asked why you chose the college you did. Hey--Niagara University is special! So rather than writing your letter or resume with an attitude "I'm a recent college grad, and so is everybody else applying for this job..."--you might drop in a line about what got you here and kept you here. 

In fact, there's plenty to see in NU press releases. I just got a press-release email from our president Fr. Maher that NU has moved up in rankings issued by U.S. News and World Report--we're on the list of "great schools at great prices" and "best colleges for veterans"! And we're one of the six "up and coming" schools in the north region of the country. Visit http://news.niagara.edu/ for more great news!

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