Help with Job Interviews
UHV Career Services can help students and alumni with the interview process through one-on-one services such as mock interviews and through instructional workshops that deal with interviewing.
Mock interviews allow students and alumni to experience a realistic interview without the stress that often accompanies a real one. Students and alumni can get feedback on ways to improve body language, eye contact, and other presentation skills.
Mock interviews can be especially effective if interviews are not resulting in job offers. Contact the Manager of Career Services Amy Hatmaker by email to arrange a private and confidential mock interview.
Online workshops are available on the following topics:
- Part Two: The Interview, by Eunice Mesa, contains information about preparing for the interview, dressing for success and being prepared for different interview formats. Finally, it discusses what to do the day of the interview and during the interview. Part Two: The Interview is a continuation of The Job Search presentation.
- Dress for Success: Suzanne Clodfelter created this Power Point presentation that discusses how to win first impressions in the corporate world. Available in PPT (380 KB) and HTM formats. (This presentation does not include audio.)
Employer Tips for Success
Candidates should remember to steer clear of hypothetical answers and should mold their answer around real life professional or scholarly examples from their past. Employers want to know your track record more so than how you hope or think you would respond in a situation.
Also, be sure to ask questions. Ask about safety programs or how the position came to be open, and share what it is that you already know about the company. Let your questions show that you have done your homework about the company and that you are being selective about the position you are considering. If you want the position, tell them and let them know why. Few candidates think to do this but it goes a long way. Employers are half concerned with whether or not you are what they are looking for, and equally concerned with whether or not the company fits what the candidate is looking for.
Human Resource Representative
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Dates & Events
Women's Soccer @ St. Thomas - Houston - 10/25/2014
ACS - Relay for Life meeting - 10/28/2014
Victoria Chamber of Commerce "Texas Good Roads" - 10/31/2014
Women's Soccer @ University of the Southwest - 11/1/2014
Men's Soccer @ University of the Southwest - 11/1/2014
First Steps to Starting Your Own Business - 11/5/2014
Fall 2014 Coffee with the Dean - 11/5/2014