An interview serves both you and the employer. The employer will be evaluating not only your technical skills and qualifications, but also your fit with the organization, your communication skills, and composure and professionalism. In addition, an interview is an opportunity for the employer to find out what motivates you and to assess your genuine interest in the work that they do. Equally importantly, an interview gives you the chance to assess an organization first-hand, and to determine if it is a good fit with your interests and goals.
The key to a successful interview is research and practice! Begin by reviewing our interviewing tips:
Tip: DID YOU KNOW?
Vault Career Guides provide interviewing advice for specific industries or fields. Register to use this free resource for Yale students and postdocs. Also check out Versatile PhD, with narratives by individual PhDs about his/her job application process including interviewing experience with specific employers.
In addition, take advantage of the many different ways to practice interviews:
Link: Online Interviewing Skills Workshops