What to Prepare Before an Interview

Wondering what interview questions to ask? Use these interview tips to help you prepare before an interview.

Practice answering questions

Because the largest portion of your interview will be spent answering questions, the best way to prepare for an interview is to anticipate the questions you'll likely be asked and then practice your answers to these questions.

All interviewers will ask some common interview questions to determine if you are the best candidate for the job. These questions usually deal with your career goals, your level of interest in the job and company, your job skills and motivation, and your interpersonal communication skills.

To learn more about common types of interview questions, review our Common Interview Questions sheet. To download and print a copy of your own, click the image below.

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For the best results, consider practicing your answers in front of a mirror, with a friend, or using a video camera. These methods can provide constructive feedback, in addition to building the confidence and comfort you need for the real interview.