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Your resume got you in the door. Now is your big opportunity to convince a potential employer that you're the best fit for the position.

An interview is a chance to show an employer what can't be seen on paper. You'll demonstrate some of the skills and interests on your resume as well as your personality, enthusiasm, communication and people skills, and confidence. You'll also get the chance to learn more about the company from a direct source.

Interviewing can seem like an overwhelming and daunting process. Don’t fret! The UVA Career Center offers a wide variety of resources, programs, and services to aid students in gaining confidence and building skills for job or internship interviews.

Career Center counselors are available to help you prepare for interviews. Call 434-924-8900 or come by the Career Center to schedule an appointment or a mock interview.

While knowing your resume, researching the company, and practicing common interview questions are important in preparing for an interview. They aren't all that counts. What you wear, how you say what you know, and the questions you are prepared to ask your interviewer on the day of your interview all matter as well. 

After you interview with a recruiter, the company or organization will take some time to determine whether or not you'd be the best candidate. In the meantime, there are a few things you can do to properly follow up. Not only can these steps set you apart from other candidates in some situations, but they also show your interviewer that you are grateful for the chance to interview and enjoyed your experience. 

The process of analyzing and accepting or declining a job offer can be intimidating. Understanding your values and the offer process will help you choose the job offer for you.