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Don’t show up unprepared! The Internet has many great sites to help you prepare, practice, and walk out of the interview feeling confident that you presented yourself to the best advantage.

Getting Ready for the Interview:


Business Casual
http://jobsearch.about.com/od/interviewsnetworking/a/dressforsuccess.htm
First impressions count! Get tips on what to wear to the interview.

Do Your Homework Before the Big Interview
http://career-advice.monster.com/job-interview/interview-preparation/jobs.aspx
Nervous? Run through these steps to be prepared ahead of time.

Company-Site Interviewing Success
http://www.collegegrad.com/jobsearch/19-0.shtml
Check out “Lobby waiting techniques” for tips on what to do when you arrive.

Handout: What to Bring with You to the Interview Checklist (requires Acrobat Reader)


Improving Your Interview Skills:



Fifty Standard Interview Questions
http://www.collegegrad.com/jobsearch/16-15.shtml

Interviewing Information
http://www.collegegrad.com/INTV

Practice Interviewing
http://www.monster.com
Turn your next interview into a job offer. Learn how to handle challenging questions with confidence.

Interview tips
http://career-advice.monster.com/job-interview/careers.aspx
Just one of many topics on this Interviewing tips page.

Know Your Rights:

Illegal Interview Questions
http://www.usatoday.com/careers/resources/interviewillegal.htm
No, the interviewer can’t ask just any old question. Find out what’s legal and illegal so you aren’t trapped by an inappropriate question.

Employment Discrimination
http://maine.gov/mhrc/about/index.html
The Maine Human Rights Commission investigates complaints of unlawful discrimination in employment, housing, education, access to public accommodations, extension of credit, and offensive names. The Commission attempts to resolve complaints of discrimination to the mutual satisfaction of those who are involved.

Web Sites for People with Disabilities
http://www.jan.wvu.edu/links/disres.htm
Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is an information and consulting service providing individualized accommodation solutions which can assist people with disabilities in the workplace. A service of the Office of Disability Employment Policy of the U.S. Department of Labor, JAN also provides answers to specific questions about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Maine Access and Employment web site for people with disabilities
http://www.accessmaine.org/MEStateSystem/mestate_DOL.htm
This website was developed to assist Mainers with disabilities, their families, and providers. There is also lots of information here that is useful to employers, educators, researchers, and the general public.

After the Interview:

Follow-up Letter
http://career-advice.monster.com/interview-follow-up/Follow-Up-for-the-Win/home.aspx
So you thought you were done? Make a good lasting impression by sending a follow-up thank you letter.