How to Ace Your Interview

Landing an interview means you are one step closer to getting the job!

Interviews can be stressful, however there are many ways to effectively prepare and ease your nerves before the big day!

 ***Remember, the interview is all about your verbal and nonverbal communication and how you will communicate who you are, the skills and assets you bring to the table, and the reasons why you are the right candidate.

  Interview Preparation Strategies:

  • Know yourself and be ready to explain why you are interested in the particular position
  • Know the job requirements and become familiar with the company
  • Review potential interview questions and the STAR method of responding to behavior interview questions
  • Practice, practice, practice! With friends, colleagues, or make an appointment with the Career Center to prepare and practice through a mock interview
  • Prepare a brief list of questions for you to ask the interviewer(s)
  • Follow-up with with a thank you note or email to the interviewer(s)
  • Check out our Interview Guide for common question and prep strategies!


Practice on Your Own with Our New Mock Interview Video/Recording Software. Watch interview tutorials and access thousands of industry specific interview questions! Record yourself and share with a professor or the Career Center team.

         Register with Big Interview!

Create a new account by following Click on, 'Register' and use your VCCCD student email to sign up. You'll receive a confirmation email, click 'Verify' to start using Big Interview & also Download the mobile app.

          Tutorial Videos: Getting Started with Big Interview

  Watch the following videos:

Get Hired

The Biggest Interview Mistakes

How to Ace Your Face-to-Face

Dress for Success videos