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Interviews and Portfolios

When an employer asks you to an interview they have probably decided that you (and the other people they are interviewing!) could do the job. Interviews allow the employer to decide who will do it best and fit in best to the work environment. 

Unlike a resume, an interview is interactive. There are several styles of interviews and many common types of questions associated with each. The better prepared you are, the better you will handle yourself. Don't just think you can walk in and hope for the best. Take charge and be prepared for the interview process. 

It is your chance to differentiate yourself (ideally in a positive way) from the other candidates. This happens as a result of research, practice and preparation. In addition, a well constructed portfolio can help ensure your positives shine through. 

How the Career Centre can help?

Consult with a experienced Employment Consultant who can help you make a plan to prepare for interviews or even do a few mock interview questions with you. Plan ahead so you are not coming in the day before the interview and bring along your resume and a copy of the job posting. The Career Centre also has reference books with interview strategies and sample questions.

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 For additional resources:

  • Optimal Resume is the newest resource in our ongoing assistance to Sheridan students and Alumni.  It is a toolbox of resources, which include modules that explore preparing resumes, developing portfolios, and practicing interview techniques, to name a few. Log on to create your on-line account today using your Sheridan email address and access these resources  whenever you need them. 
  • check out many useful links in the online resources section