The Student Employment and Career Centre is hosting a series of events during Interview Week (Feb. 3-6, 2015) to help students prepare for upcoming interviews. Now is the time to start preparing for your summer job search! Students are not required to attend all events, but you are encouraged to attend at least one of the presentations if you plan to sign up for a mock interview with an employer.
The week’s events include:
Lunch & Learn – How to Ace the Interview
February 3, 2015 11:15-1:00pm
GSA Commons (1337 College Drive)
Are you intimidated by the interview process? Join this interactive session hosted by the Student Employment and Career staff where you’ll learn tips and tricks on how to ace the interview. Spaces are limited, so be sure to register early through the Events Calendar in CareerLink.
Let’s Talk Interviews…An Employer’s Perspective
February 4, 2015 11:15-1:00pm
GSA Commons (1337 College Drive)
Join this interactive session to hear what human resource professionals look for during the interview process. The panel includes representatives from Cameco, Morris Interactive and the University of Saskatchewan’s Human Resources Department. There will be opportunities to ask questions and to network with the panelists. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided. Spaces are limited; register early through the Events Calendar in CareerLink. We would like to thank SIGA for sponsoring the light lunch at this event and the University of Saskatchewan for sponsoring dessert.
Mock Interviews with Employers
February 5 & 6, 2015 8:30am-3:30pm
Student Employment and Career Centre (G50 Lower Marquis Hall, below the Bookstore)
Wouldn’t it be nice to practice your interviewing skills and gain feedback from an employer on how you answered their questions? The Student Employment and Career Centre is hosting employers who have volunteered their time to conduct mock interviews with students. Interviews will be 15-20 minutes long with 10-15 minutes of feedback provided from Human Resource professionals.
If you are interested in participating in a mock interview with an employer, please submit an application through CareerLink to the job posting entitled ‘Interview Week: Mock Interviews with Employers’. The deadline to submit your application is Friday, January 30, 2015 at 12:00pm noon. The Student Employment and Career Centre will be reviewing all applications and will connect with you to book your mock interview time with an employer. Please note that these employers are not hiring for specific positions, they are here to help you practice your interview skills in general.
The interview is perhaps the most important step in the job search process so thorough preparation is key. The interview:
- Helps you determine if you are right for the opportunity and if the opportunity is right for you
- Gives you a chance to ask questions about the organization/company and position
- Is usually part of the employment, admission, promotion, and volunteer recruitment process
Do interviews give you the jitters? InterviewTalks gives you a chance to meet with one of our friendly staff and join a group of your peers to:
- Discuss tips for how to ace the interview
- Answer questions you may have
- Practice answering interview questions
- Learn from others’ experiences
If you have little experience interviewing, have not interviewed recently or are nervous about the interviewing process, a Mock Interview can help. Interviewing can be daunting, but like any other skill, the only way to become better is to learn the basics, prepare, and then practice. Please note that you will need to attend an InterviewTalk prior to booking a Mock Interview.
Online Interview Prep
Interview Prep helps prepare you for even the toughest of interviews with real-to-life, multi-media interview scenarios that were developed by seasoned employment professionals. Listen to the pros as they explain how to respond to different types of questions, and use your webcam and microphone to record and replay your answers.