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Whether you’ve interviewed before or you are about to participate in your very first one, be sure to review the following words of advice when prepping for your next job interview.

Know what to wear (and what not to wear)

First impressions are vitally important. From the moment you step inside the company’s building, you’re making an impression with the clothes you choose to wear.
Here are some tips to consider from the experts:

  • It’s better to overdress than underdress. Even if the company’s work environment is largely casual, it’s important to make a good, polished first impression.
  • Wear blue! This color tops the list of employer-approved colors for interviews.
  • Avoid wearing perfume, aftershave or cologne. Sometimes these scents can actually be more distracting in an interview than they are appealing.
  • The details matter: avoid wearing clothes that are wrinkled, stained, ripped or don’t fit well. You should also make sure your hair is combed and teeth are brushed.

Do You your Homework

Before your interview, make sure you have done your research. Learn about what jobs such as the one you’ll be interviewing for typically entail, what types of questions are commonly asked during interviews for this type of role and do some research on the background of the company as well.

Don’t be afraid to ask questions

Not only should you be well-prepared to answer questions, but it also is helpful to have a few questions of your own to ask at the end! Some of your questions might already be covered in conversation, so be sure to have a few options in case this occurs. Examples of questions you may want to ask during an interview include:

  • What is the work environment like here?
  • What do you like most about working here?
  • What is the typical career path for someone in this position?
  • How often does this company typically conduct performance reviews?
  • What are the next steps in the interview process?

Interview Practice

Need help with polishing your interview skills? No worries! Head on over to My Interview Practice to practice your interview skills on different competencies and experience levels.

Reinhardt University has partnered with to allow our students to practice full-length interviews in an actual interview setting with the click of a button.

This Interview Simulation provides curated questions that are specific to your field of study, while the webcam records your responses.

Once you select the position and type of interview you want to take, the Interview Simulator will formulate an interview script for you.

As you are progressing through the interview, questions appear on the screen with a set amount of time for you to respond. For example, if the first question is, “Tell me about yourself,” you’ll have 10 seconds to respond after the question appears on the screen. Then the webcam and microphone will automatically start recording.

This style of mock interview applies pressure to replicate what an actual interview would feel like. Once you’re finished with an interview, a recording is shared with you privately on your Dashboard so you can see how you did.

How to Access MyInterviewPractice

Create an Account

  1. Visit
  2. Complete the registration form on the right hand side of the page. You MUST use your university email  ( for the system to recognize them.
  3. You will be sent a verification link to that email address. Once you open the email and click the link provided you will have full access to the tool.

Simulate an Interview

You can take full interviews and then review the interview recordings. If you feel comfortable you can share you recordings with anyone for feedback.

  1. Click on Interview by Industry by clicking Choose Industry
  2. Select Job Position
  3. Select Experience Level and Length of Interview
  4. Select Type of Questions
  5. Select Practice Mode, then Next
  6. Select Get Started with Video
  7. Select Start Interview Simulator