Worried about your next interview? In this section, you'll be able to find tips and tricks on how to successfully conduct an interview.
You’ll first want to do some background research on:
Once you’ve researched the context, you can prepare in the following ways:
For some sample questions, see McGill’s “How to Interview”.
Just like an in-person interview, you’ll want to research and prepare your answers to the interview questions. Check out our “How should I prepare for an in-person interview?” question.
Ensure you know how to use the equipment needed for your virtual interview and that you test out the sound ahead of time.
For a live interview (where you interact with the employer)
For a recorded interview (where questions are pre-loaded and you record your answers)
In addition to the “live interview tips”:
After an interview, try to write down all the questions that were asked and how you answered them. Take time to consider how you would answer them differently, and things to note for future interviews. Also, within the first 24 hours of the interview, send a detailed and genuine email to the person who interviewed you to thank them for their time and reiterate your interest in the position. If you haven’t heard back from them by the date they specified, feel free to send them a polite email to check-in on their progress and reiterate your interest.