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Interviewing

The interview is the stage in the job-search process where hiring decisions are actually made. Your goal during the interview is to use the knowledge you have gained about yourself and the organization to convince the interviewer that your qualifications match the employer's needs.

To do this, you must prepare, practice, perform, and follow up. You can find more details on this in the Telling Your Story section. The Cornell Career Services Career Guide, available in our offices Barnes Hall and in the colleges, also provides extensive information on successful interviews. Our career library  contains some useful resources on interviewing techniques.