Interviewing for Jobs Outside Academia

Getting an interview means the employer sees you as a qualified candidate and is interested in hearing more about your training, skills and experience. To succeed, prepare effectively and look your best. The resources below will support you in every stage of the interview process, including preparing for an interview, presenting your skills, experiences and interests effectively, and following up professionally with an employer.

1. Find Out What is Expected


2. Prepare for the Interview


3. Prepare Your Job Talk (if necessary)

4. Practice Answering Interview Questions

5. Decide What to Wear

6. Follow up: The Thank you Letter


Next Steps

Are you clear on the strategies you'll need to interview effectively?
If so, go to the next step: Negotiating a Non-Academic Job, Learn how to evaluate, accept or reject a job offer.