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Career Choice & Change: Job Hunting, Internship Seeking & Discovering Your Career Path: Interviewing

This guide uncovers resources for exploration of careers and college major choices, career development and change, and resumes and interviewing.

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The Next Step

Don't get complacent after you've submitted your resume and cover letter; your preparation work isn't done yet! Check out the resources on this page to see how you can prepare for the next step of the job application process: the interview.

Research Before Your Interview

Researching the company interviewing can help you make a better impression at your interview. For links to look up companies and answer some of the questions below, click the Companies tab (above)

  • How does your job fit in the overall function of the department and whole organization where you’ll be working?
  • What is the company’s mission and vision?
  • What are its key products/services? Who is the competition? Who are the customers?
  • Who are the key leaders of the organization, how big is it and how is it structured?
  • What is the news and social media coverage like for the organization and its leadership
  • Are there any mentions about your company on ‘insiders’ sites like Glassdoor and Firsthand?
  • What is the company’s culture like?
  • What is its history?
  • What are the latest developments for this organization?
  • Can you find anything out about the interviewer or key leaders of the organization?

Tweet from Marianaz (comedian): "Job interviewer: Where do you see yourself in the next five years? Me: I'd say my biggest weakness is listening."  date stamped 11:13 am Oct. 12, 2022.



Guides to Acing Your Interview

Learn how to improve your performance on interviews from the links and video below.

  • Big Interview Big Interview is a interview training system. This service is available free-of-charge for UC San Diego students. School e-mail and code is required; registration is required for use. For instructions on how to get started, click on the Big Interview logo or click here.

Search the Library's Collection

Want to see the latest items we have on these topics? Selected subjects for easy browsing:

TIPS: Don't see your favorite topic listed above? You can search your own topics and titles by using UC Library Search. For best results, sign in to UC Library Search using SSO and your email address. To limit to the most recent ebooks, choose the radio button that says "UC San Diego Library Catalog" for your search, then filter the results to online only. Changing the results order from "relevance" to "date: newest first" will show the most recent additions to the ebook collection.

Research Help

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Adele Barsh
Business & Entrepreneurship Librarian

UC San Diego Library

University of California, San Diego

9500 Gilman Dr. 0175R

La Jolla, CA 92093-0175
Subjects: Business