Interview Tips From Baxter, Clark Construction, Amazon Orange County and More-Tuesday 10/15

A company will invite you to interview because your resume shows that you have the skills to do the job.  The interview is what allows employers to confirm that you can do the job, that you really want to do the job, and that you’ll fit in at the company.

They do this through asking behavioral and technical questions.  Behavioral questions give employers a sense of how you’ve handled specific situations; situations you will encounter as an employee.  For example, “Tell me about a time when you were working in a group, and a member did not carry their weight.”  Technical interview questions reveal to employers your creativity, logic, reasoning, and problem-solving skills.  They might ask something like “How would you write a program to search a file on a hard drive,” or they might ask you a brain teaser or logic problem.

Come hear more about how to prepare and practice for behavioral and technical interviews.  The panel on Tuesday, October 15th at 6 pm in RTH 211 will include representatives from Baxter, Clark Construction, Amazon Orange County, City of Los Angeles, and URS.

Dinner provided so RSVP here:  http://viterbiconnect.usc.edu/whats-the-difference-behavioral-vs-technical-interviewing/

 

Traci Thomas-Navarro

Author Traci Thomas-Navarro

Traci is the Director of The Center for Engineering Diversity in the Viterbi Admission & Student Affairs Division. The Center for Engineering Diversity exists to support the recruitment, retention, and graduation of African-American, Latino, Native-American, and female engineering students. Before joining The Center for Engineering Diversity, Traci was an academic advisor for Biomedical Engineering and an admission counselor.

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