Hart Career Center

Types of Interviews

Campus Recruiting Interviews

These job or internship interviews occur at the Hart Career Center and are offered by companies interested in recruiting IWU students. To apply to Campus Recruiting Interviews, utilize Titan CareerLink. You may only have 30 minutes, so focus on problems that you solved or challenges you overcame during a past work experience or an internship. If the organization offers an information session the day prior to the interview, attend it and dress business casual.

Be sure to adhere to your interview schedule. Arrive at the Hart Career Center approximately 10-15 minutes early to check-in for your appointment and to receive any additional instructions. If you must cancel an on-campus interview appointment, you must do so at least two business days prior to the scheduled visit using the Titan CareerLink system. Failure to show up for a scheduled interview will result in your losing any further on-campus interviewing privileges.

Second Interviews/Office Visits

The purpose of an office visit is to allow you to get a more detailed assessment of the employment opportunity, and for the employer to make a more in-depth evaluation of your personal qualities. The second interview visit may include any of the following:

Telephone Interviews

This is typically a screening interview, though may replace a face-to-face interview if distance is an issue. Without having visual cues from the interviewer, it is hard to assess how your answers are being received. Listen for changes in tone and inflection. Smile as you speak so that your voice projects enthusiasm and interest. Your goal during the interview is to convince the interviewer that you’re worth bringing into the office for an interview.

Informational Interviews

Talking to a current professional is a great way to determine if a career field is for you. An informational interview is an information-gathering conversation between you and someone employed in the career field in which you are interested. It allows you to learn about a career field of interest, while also doing a reality check. It’s also a great way to prepare for a “real” interview.