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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Career Development Center

Interviewing and Negotiating Salary

Page address: https://www.mnsu.edu/cdc/students/jobs_and_internships/interviewing.html
“One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.” ~Arthur Ashe  

 

Before the interview

During the interview

After the interview

Additional Resources

 

 

Before the interview

  1. Research the companyevaluate your qualifications
  2. Practice answering interview questions to help cope with anxietyschedule a practice interview
  3. Locate Driving Directions
  4. Dress for success
  5. Remember good health tips:
  • Make sure you get enough sleep the night before
  • Eat breakfast!
  • Eat food that is light and not too filling.
  • Avoid trying anything new to eat - just in case.
  • Allow yourself enough time to eat at a relaxed pace.
  • Avoid drinking caffeinated beverages
  • If stressed or anxious, try these relaxation techniques


During the interview

  1. Illegal questions
  2. Things to keep in mind


After the interview

  1. Thank you letter
  2. Accepting/Declining a position
  3. Negotiating salary


Additional Resources

  1. Sample interview questions
  2. Example Interview by Organization
  3. Types of interviews
  4. Ethics and employers
  5. Employers Interviewing on Campus
  6. Phone Interview Tips