With the semester ending early on campuses and brothers taking classes from home, many SigEps have asked how to keep brothers connected. To meet that need, we’re adding content on SigEp’s Instagram page and holding twice-weekly meetups. These are intended to help you and your members develop now while getting you ready to hit the ground running when in-person classes resume.
Tyler Boggess, Drake ’10, spent some time sharing insights on how to nail a job interview. Brother Boggess is an account manager for one of the largest IT services and staffing firms in the country, and is currently AVC president at Iowa Delta. Here are some tips based on his experience.
1. The best way to practice for an interview is to put yourself through the paces.
Get a friend, mentor or significant other to play the role of the interviewer and ask you questions that might be in an interview in your field. Practice your responses face-to-face (or over video call).
2. Research the company.
Ideally, you can find people who work for the company through LinkedIn or your personal network. Be sure to ask them questions about the interview process and company culture. This will show that you are serious and engaged, and help you know what to expect on interview day. And of course, spend time on the website researching the organization and what your role might be in it.
3. Familiarize yourself with the job description.
Don’t be afraid to mark up the job posting and write up the applicable experience you have. This will help you tackle the interview and provide a full picture of why you might be a great fit for the job.
4. In a virtual interview — make an effort.
Virtual interviews are becoming the norm with the coronavirus and remote positions. Wear a suit and tie on camera. When you look good, you feel good, and when you feel good, you do good. Make sure you will be taking the interview in a quiet and professional environment. And, test the technology days in advance!