Many job seekers devote all their time and attention to their cover letters, résumés and job search. What they don't realize is that all that hard work is wasted if they haven't properly prepared for the job interview.

In this section, you'll learn the dos and don'ts for when you get the call to come in for an interview. To do well in a job interview, you'll have to understand basic interview skills, be prepared to answer specific questions and be able to keep your cool when an unexpected question arises.

If it’s been a while since your last job interview, or if you're new to the job market, start with Interview Basics to learn what to expect at your first interview.  Once you've mastered the fundamentals, it’s time to start preparing answers to common interview questions. The Interview Questions section has links to websites with lists of standard questions that you're likely to encounter in every interview. The section also links to sites with guidance on strategies for answering those less familiar questions that will arise in interview sessions.

If you have time, look through the resources in the In-Depth Interview Preparation section as well.  Here you'll find links to online courses and books that will help you pull your interview skills together into one polished package.