USU employment is extremely competitive. We want the best person possible in all of our jobs. We’re looking for intelligent, well-groomed, enthusiastic applicants who have a strong work ethic and are eager to learn critical job skills.
Tips for interviewing include:
- When called for an interview, make a note of the name of the person calling, the title of the position you’re interviewing for, as well as the date, time and location of your interview.
- Review the job description prior to your interview.
- Dress for success.
- Greet your interviewer with a firm handshake; make eye contact.
- Anticipate and prepare for some of the questions you may be asked. (Examples: Why are you interested in this position? What skills and abilities do you possess that relate to this position? How would you handle a situation where a customer was rude to you?).
- Share the skills, abilities, qualities and characteristics you have to offer the USU if hired (i.e. friendly, hard-working, a quick learner, able to work both independently and as a member of a team, etc.) Be prepared to back-up what you tell us with examples.
- Avoid asking questions about compensation; paid time off; studying-on-the-job, etc. (We’re more than happy to share this information once you’re offered a job).
- Make sure to have a hardcopy of your resume as well as an updated list of references with contact information to your interview. Advise those you have listed as reference that they may be contacted.