Tips from the PCC Career Center
“A strong resume will get you the interview, but a strong interview will get you the job”
The interview is one of the most important phases of the job search process.
Your resume and cover letter are simply tools to get you to the interviewing stage.
The interview is your opportunity to convince an employer that you are the right person for the job.
As the interviewee, the main purposes of the interview are to:
Warm up questions (Frequently asked in all interviews):
Briefly summarize your work history and education
Tell us how your background and experience have prepared you for this position.
(You should always be prepared for this question)
What made you apply for this position?
Library Public Services
Library Technical Services
Dress appropriately and arrive at least 15 minutes before your interview appointment.
There may be more than one person interviewing you. You might have a committee of five to eight people. Try to maintain eye contact with your interviewers (or look at their foreheads.) Speak with confidence and try not to be shy. You are trying to convince the interviewers to hire you!
Do some research about the library before your interview. You can show that you have a real interest in working for that organization, if you are able to work into your answers what you know about their library and how your skills and experience will benefit them. This research may also help you ask relevant questions at the end of the interview.
Some ways to research the library: