Future of Fisheries: Perspectives for Emerging Professionals

Interviewing Strategies and Tactics for Success

Henry (Rique) Campa, III and Alexandra Locher

doi: https://doi.org/10.47886/9781934874387.ch35

When preparing for an interview, remember potential employers generally like to know three things about you: what are your professional goals, how will this position contribute to you meeting those goals, and, last, what will you do to contribute at the various levels of the institution, agency, nongovernment organization, or company. So, what can you do to have a successful interview? It all comes down to preparation and planning.

When should you start preparing for a potential job interview? You just submitted your materials a few days ago. How should you start preparing? To prepare, what materials should you investigate? Whom should you talk with about the position? What materials do you want to take to the interview if invited? Do these questions sound familiar? If so, do not worry as you are not alone. They are questions many job candidates ask or should be asking of themselves when applying for various positions.