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macrina7721  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, August 28, 2019 8:05:49 AM(UTC)
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Hello! Does anyone have interview tips or questions that would be helpful for an upcoming interview in the Information Management field? Or just in general? Thanks!
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#2 Posted : Wednesday, August 28, 2019 8:27:35 AM(UTC)
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Generic advice:
1. Breathe.
2. Listen to the question, take notes if need be.
3. Think about your answer. Silence is okay, it is way shorter than it feels.
4. Don't attempt to BS the interviewer(s). If you don't know, say so. If you don't understand the question, ask them to repeat or clarify (the latter may not occur, but you can ask).
5. Breathe!!!
6. Relax.
7. This is your opportunity to show them you are great at what you do and what you can bring to the table.
8. Have a few questions to ask when you get the opportunity (usually at the end). ie. What is the typical day like for the person in this position?
9. Breathe!! You made it to the interview...so something interested them in you!
You should have voted Cthulu...the greatest of all Evils
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#3 Posted : Wednesday, August 28, 2019 5:29:20 PM(UTC)
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Thank you, Frank.
You have encapsulated every element of interviewing that I have learnt over a course of some 35 years, starting with my PhD orals.

Stop. Breathe. Think.

If you don't understand the question, say that. Ask them to explain.

Breathe. Think.

Then.... speak.
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macrina7721  
#4 Posted : Thursday, August 29, 2019 2:23:38 PM(UTC)
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all solid advice that benefits every interviewee. thanks for taking the time to post! i will remember to breathe and focus for my upcoming interview :)
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#5 Posted : Friday, August 30, 2019 3:04:04 AM(UTC)
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all solid advice that benefits every interviewee. thanks for taking the time to post! i will remember to breathe and focus for my upcoming interview :)

Just to follow-up, as frankgonzalez indicated, if you don't understand the question, ask them to repeat or clarify, but I would not count on the interviewer(s) providing a clarification. Ever since structured interviews started being used, we will repeat a question as many times as requested, but we are strictly prohibited from providing any type of clarification. Likewise, we will not provide a response if an interviewee asks, "Have I provided a sufficient response to the question?" We had several interviewees ask that during our most recent round of interviews. Best of luck to you.
PaulHaney  
#6 Posted : Monday, October 21, 2019 8:48:26 PM(UTC)
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Thanks a lot for sharing these tips.
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