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Interview Skills

Interview Preparation & Resources

Interviews are beneficial to both applicants and employers as this is the time where you both have the opportunity to exchange information for a potential professional relationship. At the interview, you should highlight reasons why you would be the best fit for the position by relating your strengths, skills and past accomplishments to the job.

Here at the Career Center we provide assistance to help you prepare for an interview. Start your preparation today by taking these steps:

  1. Review the Career Center Interview Guide to learn more about interviewing and how to prepare.
  2. Come to the Career Center during Drop-in hours for general interview questions.
  3. Set up an appointment with a Career Advisor for a mock interview and to build interview skills.
  4. Develop your interview skills and learn best interview practices using the Career Center's new interview practice online platform Big Interview (see below to learn more).


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What is Big Interview?

When preparing for an interview, it's not enough to only read advice - you need to put that advice into practice! That's why Big Interview isn't just a training course. You'll also get hands-on practice with mock interviews tailored to your specific industry, job and experience level. Use Big Interview to learn and practice your interview skills, whether you’re interviewing for a job, internship or graduate school.


To learn more check out this informational handout!

To get started, register for your account using your CSUSB email address. For example, (for students) or (for staff and faculty). Click here to view a quick tutorial video on how to register! 

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