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Career Services: Employers


There are many different types of interviews, and it is important to prepare beforehand. Behavioral questions are commonly asked as well technical questions depending on the field, and case study questions. It is also important to prepare for the different ways in which interviews take place such as telephone, skype, digital, and in person.

During an interview, the employer has the opportunity to learn more about you, your background, skills, qualifications, and if you will be a good fit for the organization. This is also your opportunity to learn more about the position, organization, and employees.

Interview Resources

Interview Guide
Case Study Guide
Behavioral Based Questions and Answers
STAR – Useful Tool for Answering Interview Questions

Schedule a mock interview with a Career Counselor:
To schedule a mock interview call 315-781-3514, email cso@hws.edu or stop by the office!

The Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education now offers computer-based mock interviews to students via Interviewing.com.

1. First time users, Activate Your Account.
2. Use Log in: alphanumeric HWS email (ex. AB1234@hws.edu)
3. Click “Forgot Password” to gain access to your account
4. Further instructions will be emailed to your HWS email.
5. Click on “Prepare” for tips
6. Click on ”Conduct” to complete a virtual interview
7. Take “Practice Interviews”

Interview Follow-up:
Immediately following an interview, you should write thank you emails to everyone you interviewed with, or a thank you card.

Sample Thank You

Salary Help: Salary.com

If you need assistance with negotiations, job/internship acceptances or declining please schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor by calling 315-781-3514 or emailing cso@hws.edu.


Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education
300 Pulteney Street
Geneva, NY 14456

Phone: (315) 781-3514
Fax: (315) 781-3515
E-Mail: cso@hws.edu

Location: The Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education is located on the 1st floor of Trinity Hall

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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