Make an Impression
Make the most of your time with our recruiters and hiring managers. Use your interview as a time to get to know Tulane and let us know why you would be a great fit for one of our positions.
- Consider what you want to know about the position and team you are interviewing for and prioritize your questions and comments.
- Dress in professional business attire for an interview.
- Be on time. It shows respect for your interviewer's time.
- Be professional and relaxed.
- During the interview, take the time to fully understand the question and think it through before answering.
- Be specific and concise with your answers.
- Bring copies of your current resume or curriculum vitae (C.V.).
Preparing for the Interview
Set the groundwork for success. Come prepared with a list of questions about the position and Tulane. This is your chance to really show your interest. Here are a few examples:
- What exactly would I do in a position like this?
- What role does this type of position play in the mission of Tulane University?
- What is an average day like for this type of job?
- What are the growth opportunities in this type of position?
- What is the management structure like in this group?
- What advanced training and development opportunities are available in this role?
Develop your answers to all the job specific and interpersonal skills questions that may arise; then practice answering them out loud in a natural manner. Integrate specific examples of your skills in your answers. Below are categories of questions to practice with:
- Problem Solving Skills. How have you tackled difficult problems in the past.
- Results Orientation. How have you demonstrated setting challenging goals and successfully executed a plan towards the goal in past projects.
- Customer Service. Think of a time when you were able to anticipate and meet the needs of both internal and external customers.
- Continual Learning. Can you assess and recognize your own strengths and weaknesses? Do you pursue self development?
- Team Skills and Leadership. Think of a time that you demonstrated good teamwork and leadership skills. Discuss how you've demonstrated these abilities in other settings.
- Communications Skills. Can you clearly articulate your ideas and communicate effectively in a variety of situations?
- Collaboration. How well do you work with others across boundaries to build relationships in achieving shared goals?
- Adaptability to Change. How have you shown adaptability to changing environments?
After the Interview
Send or email a thank you note. Expressing your interest in the position and appreciation to the search committee for their time is always a good gesture.