Interview Preparation

Preparation is Key

Just think—this time next year, you could be working at a major company as a business technology intern. You could have a plan for college success and you could be on track for a promising career and future. It all begins with your interview. Use this guide to help you prepare for your upcoming virtual interview with Genesys Works.

Have a Plan

Here’s what you’ll need to know ahead of time as you begin putting together a plan.

  • Know your interview date and time.
  • Make sure you have a location with reliable internet access as well as access to a laptop or cell phone. If you don’t have internet access or a device you can use for the virtual interview, reach out to Genesys Works for support. 
  • Before the interview, take time to practice using the technology that will be used for your interview (Genesys Works will let you know ahead of time the platform that will be used for the interview, such as Zoom or Microsoft teams).
  • Decide on an outfit – Our general rule of thumb is to dress as best as you can without breaking the bank. If you don’t have dress clothes, borrow some from your family members or friends.
  • Complete our pre-interview paperwork/online forms by your interview date.

Prepare for the Interview

Do your research about Genesys Works. We accept students who know about our program and who are excited to be Young Professionals.

4 questions that we will ask you at your interview

  • What do you think Genesys Works is and why are you interested in becoming a Young Professional?
  • Would you consider a career in technology? What technology skills do you have or would like to learn?
  • What are your goals for the future and how will participating in Genesys Works and its year-long internship help you achieve them?
  • Tell me more about your proudest achievement. What motivated you to accomplish it?

Give a Great First Impression

3 things to consider for leaving a memorable great first impression.

  • Watch your body language. During your interview, relax and sit naturally
  • Be professional. This begins with a smile and good eye contact. Remember, this is your first introduction to the organization, so be polite and friendly to everyone you meet.
  • Be engaged. Remember your interviewer’s name and use it throughout the interview. Smile and be confident! It’s ok if you mess up. Just take a deep breath and recover. Also, be sure you ask your interviewer at least one question at the end.

After the Interview

Now that you have completed the interview, make sure your thank the interviewer for the opportunity and time spent.

From there, keep an eye in your inbox for an email update from us.