Interviewing Skills

Interviewing Skills

The interview is one of the most important steps in the job search process. It is your chance to elaborate on how your education, skills, and experience fit with the employer's needs in a candidate and may ultimately get you the job offer. The keys to interviewing success are knowing yourself, researching the employer, and preparing for and following-up after the interview.

Click to access the "Interviewing" section of the Penn State Career Services Website. This site includes information and handouts about such topics as: Dressing for Success, How to Tie a Neck Tie, 20 Interviewing Prep Tasks, Frequently Asked Interview Questions, and What Employers Want.

Students are welcome to schedule mock interviews with Career Services. To schedule an appointment, contact Career Services at or 717-749-6104.

For students who prefer to practice their interviewing skills from the comfort of their home: InterviewStream is free for Penn State students. *Requires a Webcam and microphone.

Please note: While the following career resources are utilized by many Penn State students and alumni, they are not directly affiliated with Penn State and the University cannot control their security.  It is recommended that users NOT create accounts for these resources using the same credentials (username and password) that they use for their Penn State access accounts.