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Prepare for an Interview

Preparing for an Interview

At Career and Talent Development, we understand how stressful it can be to prepare for a job or internship interview. We are committed to helping you prepare for these moments so you can make the best impression to employers. Meeting with our career coaches, participating in a variety of professional development workshops, and using our digital tools can be the perfect stepping stone to perfecting your next interview.


Handshake, a modern career development platform – to be your one-stop shop for launching your career. Through Handshake, students can make an appointment with a career coach at Career and Talent Development to conduct a mock interview. Access Handshake.

VMock Mock Interviews

VMock aims to empower students and professionals in various phases of their career journey leveraging the power of artificial intelligence. VMock’s Mock Interviews platform provides built-in mock interview sets for 100+ career tracks for students to practice. Students can create their own custom mock interview from the “Question Library” section on the platform. Students can attempt assignments created by career coaches and receive AI feedback. Upon student completion, career coaches can verify the submissions and add their own feedback to the interviews. Access VMock.

Dress for Success

Whether you’re going in for a job interview or to network with future employers, first impressions matter. Click here to learn how you can dress for success.

Using Past Job Rejections to Ace Your Next Interview

Getting rejected for a role after you spent time crafting a cover letter and preparing for an interview is disappointing. It can affect your confidence and make you doubt your skills. You may even find it hard to apply for …

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10 questions to ask an employer when interviewing for an internship

One of the biggest mistakes that college and university students and recent graduates and others early in their careers make when trying to land an internship is to be too passive during the interview process. A good recruiter or hiring …

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Career Resources

Summer 2024 Calendar of Events and Workshops
Career Fair Tips

Learn how you can gear up for success at the upcoming career fair! Explore our plethora of digital tools, resources, …

Behavior Interview Questions Generator
LinkedIn Headshots

The Career and Talent Development office offers LinkedIn Headshots in person during the spring, summer and fall semesters, at MMC …

On-Campus Interviews – Connect with Employers

Each semester, employers come to campus to interview FIU students and alumni for full-time and internship positions. FIU’s on campus recruitment …

Dress for Success Manual

Digital Tools

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning courses are available to all current students.  For Alumni Access please visit LinkedIn Learning to start an account.

Integrating Performance Management into the Hiring Process

Taught by Lou Adler
Most hiring processes emphasize what a person must have to even be considered for the job. By reversing the process…

The Step-by-Step Guide to Rock Your Job Interview

Taught by Anna Belyaeva
In this course, founder of The Career Diet and career coach Anna Belyaeva provides a step-by-step guide to prepare for,…

Ten Micro-Impressions to Make in an Interview

Taught by Scott Mautz
A successful interview isn’t just about making an impression, but rather about making a series of the right impressions—consciously or…

Nano Tips for Nailing Your Job Interview with Sho Dewan

Taught by Sho Dewan
Welcome to our Nano Tips series, where LinkedIn Learning creators deliver impactful lessons in literally seconds. In this course, Sho…

Nano Tips for Acing Your SQL Interview with Nick Singh

Taught by Nick Singh
Welcome to our Nano Tips series, where LinkedIn Learning creators deliver impactful lessons in literally seconds. In this installment, discover…

Nano Tips for Answering Common Interview Questions with Tiffany Uman

Taught by Tiffany Uman
Welcome to our Nano Tips series, where LinkedIn Learning creators deliver impactful lessons in literally seconds. In this installment, discover…

Virtual Job Interviews for Non-Native English Speakers

Taught by Liesje Sandler
The application process can be stressful for anyone, but interviewing in a foreign language brings unique challenges, especially if the…

Skills-First Interviewing

Taught by Shweta Mogha
It seems like everyone is talking about skills these days. The nature of the workplace has been redefined. The rapidly…

15 Questions to Ask before Hiring a Lawyer

Taught by Dana Robinson
Learning how to work with attorneys is an essential skill for executives and managers as well as a skill every…

Preparing to Get a Job in Data Analytics

Taught by Jess Ramos
Thinking about a career in data analytics or looking to land a more senior-level role? This course offers a friendly…

Nailing your Interview, Resume, and Negotiation FAST

Taught by Pete Mockaitis | How to Be Awesome at Your Job
In this audio-only course, Steve Dalton—author of The Job Closer: Time-Saving Techniques for Acing Resumes, Interviews, Negotiations, and More— breaks…

Prepare for Your Data Science Interview

Taught by Ben Sullins
If you’re looking for work as a junior data analyst, engineer, or scientist, this course gives you the best techniques…

Recruiting Techniques to Reveal Transferable Skills

Taught by Barbara Bruno
When filling opening job requisitions, do you often feel constricted by searching a pool of candidates filtered by job title…

Nail Your SQL Interview

Taught by Nichole Pulley
Are you looking for a new job but terrified about having to prove your skills? Worry not. A coding interview…

Fair and Effective Interviewing for Diversity and Inclusion

Taught by Vernā Myers
Every organization knows that talent makes the difference in how well it can execute on its mission and goals. To…

Ace Your Web Developer Interview

Taught by Emma Bostian
You know you’re a great developer for the job, but how do you prove it to your interviewers? It can…

Job Interview Nano Tips with Madeline Mann

Taught by Madeline Mann
Welcome to our Nano Tips series, where LinkedIn Learning creators deliver impactful lessons in literally seconds. In this installment, discover…

Job Interviewing for Leaders and Managers

Taught by Sarah Johnston
If you think of a job interview like a test, wouldn’t it be good to go into the test knowing…

Using Assessments to Hire Customer Service Reps

Taught by David Brownlee
If you’re a hiring manager, there’s probably no worse feeling than realizing you’ve hired the wrong person, especially in a…

Nano Tips for Mastering Job Interviews with Diana YK Chan

Taught by Diana YK Chan
Welcome to our Nano Tips series, where LinkedIn Learning creators deliver impactful lessons in literally seconds. In this course, Diana…

Campus Locations

Modesto A. Maidique Campus SASC 305

Tel: 305-348-2423

​Engineering Center EC 2852 

Tel: 305-348-1281

Biscayne Bay Campus WUC 253

Tel: 305-919-5770

Career Service Hours

Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Drop-in hours for Spring 2024 will be held in person at our CTD offices and virtually on zoom. Please click here for scheduled times and locations.