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 interview with Genesys Works.

  1. Have a plan.
  • Know your interview date and time.
  • Have a plan for how you’ll get to your interview.
  • Decide on an outfit. Click here for some tips.
    • Our general rule of thumb: Dress as best as you can, and don’t spend a lot of money doing it! If you don’t have dress clothes, borrow some from your family members or friends. Go to Savers or Goodwill. Dress as nicely as you can without breaking the bank.
  • Complete our pre-interview paperwork/online forms by your interview date.
  1. 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.
  • Practice, practice, practice!
  • Here are 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?
  1. Give a great first impression.
  • Watch your body language.During your interview, relax and sit naturally, but don’t slouch in your chair or lean on the interviewer’s desk. Avoid chewing gum, or fidgeting with jewelry, cell phone, or your hair.
  • Be professional.This begins with a smile and a firm handshake. 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. 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.
  1. After the interview.
  • Thank your interviewer for the opportunity.
  • Check your email for updates from us.