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How to Answer Common First-Round Interview Questions

How to Answer Common First-Round Interview Questions

Let’s face it: job interviews can be daunting. College grads entering a first-round behavioral interview feel the pressure to make a good first impression, yet this pressure might hinder your true personality and strengths from showing through. All too often, people approach interviews with a “me vs. you” mindset, feeling stressed by the game of saying what they believe the interviewer wants to hear, rather than their authentic answers.

Read more to learn about some common interview questions and what we are trying to learn by asking them.

Career Search Series: Prioritizing Personal Development

Career Search Series: Prioritizing Personal Development

When students embark on their career search, they’re typically comparing opportunities on a few commonly-used metrics: intellectual challenge, reputation, salary, and location.

While these help form the foundation of an engaging career, we find there are equally important qualities that students often overlook. This series examines some of those characteristics. Below are some questions we would have loved to ask employers when we were going through the recruiting process – so we encourage you to explore these with potential employers and hope you find them helpful during your search.