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This blog presents guidance on topics such as making the most of 1stGig, writing appropriate cover letters and resumes, developing solid interview strategies, negotiating a starting salary, deciding about graduate school, and much, much more. It is interactive as well as informative: If you have questions or comments about what you read here, or if you have ideas for topics you’d like to see covered, just let us know.

Keyword: interview questions

How do I prepare for a job interview?

There are multiple ways to to prepare for a job interview; let's go over some of the together. (Read more)

What do I say if someone asks an inappropriate question in a job interview?

We'll talk about what kinds of questions are considered inappropriate in the U.S., and how to handle those questions if they arise during an interview. (Read more)

What are some typical interview questions?

Every interview is going to be different, so it’s difficult to provide you with a list of “typical” interview questions. However, most interviews are going to include a variety of questions on topics you can anticipate, and it’s good for you to be prepared to talk about these topics. (Read more)
Susan M. Katz
Student Career Placement Consultant

Susan M. Katz, PhD, is 1stGig’s Student Career Placement Consultant and the author of Start Your Career: 5 Steps to Finding the Right Job after College.  She is also Associate Professor of English and Internship Coordinator at North Carolina State University, where she developed internship courses for both undergraduate and graduate students. Her courses help students prepare for the job search process, identify their strengths, and consider a variety of potential career paths. Her first book, The Dynamics of Writing Review: Opportunities for Growth and Change in the Workplace, describes some of the processes that newcomers must go through as they enter the workplace and adapt to organizational conventions.