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One Minute MBA: Interview Tips

by Deona Hooper, MSW

One Minute MBA created a phenomenal video giving interview tips on how to best approach the interview process. You will be amazed at the amount of helpful information packed into this one minute video. Some of the main themes include empty your pockets, put up the mirror and negotiate later. One Minute MBA is a regular segment on the popular Online MBA website which is dedicated to providing resources and up-to-date information for individuals interested in an online Master in Business Administration program.

After completing all those online applications, you finally get the interview to the job of your dreams. You have picked out the right out fit, checked out their location to avoid being late, and you have made arrangement to arrive early to prevent any unforeseeable incidents from getting in your way. The time has come for you to walk in the room to meet your interviewer. Now, what should you not do? Don’t wait until after to ask someone for interview tips. Watch the video, so you don’t blow the opportunity waiting for you!

Here is an excerpt from Online MBA recapping the interview tips in the video:

Video Transcript

Empty Your Pockets: Don’t bring a big purse, bulky bag, or to-go coffee with you into the interview. Instead, be minimalistic, with just a pen and notepad and leave your cell phone in the car. Also, don’t take the interviewer up on their refreshment – they’re just being polite and you don’t want the distraction.

Put up the Mirror: Throughout the interview, mirror the interviewees body language – not verbatim, but rather in general. If they lean forward and laugh loudly, feel comfortable doing the same, if they seem a bit reserved, don’t make them uncomfortable by offering up a high five.

Negotiate Later: It’s not your responsibility to tell your interviewer how much you made at your last job. And doing so can cost you. If they ask, tell them “I’m sure we can discuss salary when the time is right, but for now I just want to see if there’s a mutual fit for you and me.” Read Entire Article

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Written by Deona Hooper, MSW


Deona Hooper, MSW is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Social Work Helper, and she has experience in nonprofit communications, tech development and social media consulting. Deona has a Masters in Social Work with a concentration in Management and Community Practice as well as a Certificate in Nonprofit Management both from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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