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Purpose of an interview

Purpose of an interview

The interview is a mutual exchange of information between an employer and you, as a candidate for a position. The primary objectives are to:

  1. Supplement résumé information
  2. Show that you understand your strengths and weaknesses and have a sense of direction
  3. Enable the employer to evaluate your personality and attitudes in terms of the demands of the organization and the position
  4. Allow you to gain information about the organization and the job that is not available through other sources
  5. Give you and the employer an opportunity to discuss the desirability of further contact or an offer of employment
University of Waterloo

Centre for Career Development