Career Services Center

Rockwell Hall
Commons Level
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Phone: 412-396-6644
Fax: 412-396-6646

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    Tips for On-site Interviews

    • You may need to answer the same questions over and over as you will be meeting with a variety of people.
    • You will need to answer more specific and in-depth questions.  Be prepared to speak about your education, skills, strengths, experience, and career goals.
    • You will need to ask more in-depth questions about the company, position and culture of the organization.  This is your opportunity to interview the company and determine if it is a fit for you.
    • If travel is necessary, be sure to ask how expenses will be handled prior to the interview to avoid any misunderstanding later.
    • If you are not sent an agenda for the interview, call the organization and ask for a schedule for the interview including the names and titles of those that will be interviewing you. 
    • Expect little free time if any.  Be prepared for a fast-paced schedule.
    • If you will be attending any receptions or meals, brush up on dining etiquette guidelines.
    • Do not smoke, even if offered a break.
    • Carry all essentials in one briefcase.  Bring a professional-looking notepad portfolio to carry extra copies of your resume/documents and for taking notes if needed.
    • Be prepared that you may be asked to complete some employment tests during your visit.