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Interview Prep for Milwaukee Career College Graduates

Interview Prep with Milwaukee Career College

Follow These 3 Steps to Ace Your Next Interview

You have put in the hard-work to earn your diploma with Milwaukee Career College. Now, it’s time to show potential employers that you’re the suitable candidate for the job. We’ve prepared a list of what to do before, during and after your next big interview. Follow these steps to own the interview process.

 

Step 1: Pre-Interview Preparation

Research

It is vital to research the company, position and people you will be interviewing with. The more you know, the more comfortable you will be. It is important to demonstrate your knowledge of the company. When researching your interviewer, it is important to get a feel for their personality to understand how to approach questions. A thorough understanding of the organization will help build up your self-confidence.

Create A Portfolio

A portfolio consists of your resume, cover letter, possible applications, training and certifications you’ve received at Milwaukee Career College and a list of references. (Vocational school instructors make great references!) Always have multiple copies on hand to give your interviewers. It is also smart to keep pen and paper in your portfolio to take notes during the interview.

Prepare Questions

Know the answers to basic questions that employers will be sure to ask you such as your strengths and weaknesses or a list of skills you’ve learned throughout the course of your vocational school training. Interviews can be nerve-racking, so having an idea of how to answer potential questions is extremely helpful. In addition, come up with a few appropriate questions to ask the employer. This shows that you are interested and eager to learn more about the company or position.

 

Step 2: The Big Interview Day

What to Wear

It is often said, “If you look good, you feel good.” This stands true for the interview process. For most interviews, you should dress in formalwear or business casual. For men, wear either a suit

or a dress shirt and slacks. For women, blazers are definitely the way to go. Try pairing your blazer with a blouse, dress pants or a long skirt and close-toed shoes.

When to Arrive

It is important to arrive early for the interview. Typically, an ideal time to arrive is around 10-15 minutes before to the interview. Before going into the business, turn off your cellphone. When introducing yourself to the receptionist, be polite then wait patiently for the interviewer. While you wait, run through the questions you have prepared. You can never have too much practice!

Professional Presentation

When you meet the interviewer, it is important to address he/she by name with a firm handshake. During the interview, it is important to remain professional. Remember to have good posture, not to use slang words and to keep eye contact. Most importantly, be yourself!

 

Step 3: Post-Interview Follow Up

Write a Thank You Email

Thank you notes have been proven to positively affect the interview process. 24 hours after the interview, craft an appropriate, personalized response to your interviewer thanking them for meeting with you. In the letter/email, explain briefly why you are the best candidate for the position.

Follow Up

Before leaving the interview, ask for the interviewer’s business card for follow up purposes. Oftentimes, interviewers will tell you when they will notify you, but sometimes following up is your responsibility. You can reach out to the interviewer or your Milwaukee Career College Career Services Representative 3-5 days following the interview.

 

Check out this interview with Career Services Representative, Rebekah Smith, to learn why she loves working at Milwaukee Career College.

 

Job placement assistance is offered to Milwaukee Career College graduates. Check out MCC’s Career Services department! https://mkecc.edu/career-services/

Interested in earning another trade school certification? MCC offers vocational school training for careers such as dental assistants, medical assistants and vet techs. To learn more about our hands-on vocational school training, visit our website: https://mkecc.edu

The right career path starts at MCC!

Simone Vayusoa was active in the military when she realized that the career path she was on wasn’t exactly the right one for her. So, she took her own advice and enrolled in our Veterinary Assistant program! Now she’s getting the hands-on training she can use in a career that is rewarding to her. Click play to hear about her experience at MCC, then give us a call and enrolly today! 1-800-645-5157

Learn more about our Veterinary Assistant program, or see what Financial Assistance is available to you! Have questions? Contact us today!

Career Services helps students reach their ultimate goals

You’re not just “another student” when you enroll here at MCC. Our Career Services team works hard to develop relationships with our students and networks with area employers so that we can make sure our graduates reach their ultimate goal: starting a new career.

Contact a member of our Career Services team today for job placement assistance, help preparing your resume, interview tips and job search strategies! What else does Career Services do at MCC? Click play and Rebekah Smith will explain!

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Maybe you’re that person that knew exactly what your calling was early in life, or maybe you still don’t know what you want to be when you grow up. Maybe you’re like Justice Woods who wasn’t sure what she wanted to do, but decided to just go for it! Click play to hear her story!

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Amanda Krebs

While I was a student at MCC I had an amazing time. All the teachers took the time to get to know their students, even Dr. Cybela. I was able to learn hands on in the career, and Mcc helped me find a Job in the field I studied. This is a great school, and I am glad I was a student.


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Amanda Krebs

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Amanda Krebs

Pictured is MCC grad Amanda Krebs working in a Vet Clinic
While I was a student at MCC I had an amazing time. All the teachers took the time to get to know their students, even Dr. Cybela. I was able to learn hands on in the career, and Mcc helped me find a Job in the field I studied. This is a great school, and I am glad I was a student. View more testimonials

Chaya Cohen

The admissions department and accomondations for future students is amazing :)
Looking forward to starting the vet assistant course on the 26th! :)

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Chaya Cohen

Milwaukee Career College
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The admissions department and accomondations for future students is amazing :) Looking forward to starting the vet assistant course on the 26th! :) View more testimonials

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Milwaukee Career College
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2015-09-16T19:55:26+00:00

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Noel Fritz

"My time at MCC was amazing! The faculty and staff genuinely care about each and every student. I couldn’t thank Mrs. Hoover, Mrs. Jordan, and Mrs. Buckley enough for teaching us the knowledge and skills we need to succeed in the medical field. Hard work and dedication landed me an externship I could only dream of with Froedtert Hospital. I am beyond blessed to have had the opportunity to accept an offer and start my career as a medical assistant with Froedtert Hospital. Dream. Achieve. Succeed."


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Noel Fritz

Milwaukee Career College
5.0
2015-09-16T19:56:52+00:00

Noel Fritz

Picture is Noel Fritz checking a patient's blood pressure.
"My time at MCC was amazing! The faculty and staff genuinely care about each and every student. I couldn’t thank Mrs. Hoover, Mrs. Jordan, and Mrs. Buckley enough for teaching us the knowledge and skills we need to succeed in the medical field. Hard work and dedication landed me an externship I could only dream of with Froedtert Hospital. I am beyond blessed to have had the opportunity to accept an offer and start my career as a medical assistant with Froedtert Hospital. Dream. Achieve. Succeed." View more testimonials
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