Get your on-the-spot interview basics


On-the-spot interviews can happen:

  • When you drop your résumé into a workplace
  • At a networking event or social function
  • When you call an employer to ask for work experience
  • When you tell people you know that you are looking for a job.

People in your social or professional network might start asking you interview style questions. As they may be thinking about putting you in touch with someone they know, but they want to make sure you are a good fit first.

To succeed in an on-the-spot interview you’ll need to be comfortable talking about yourself and have good personal presentation.

You can plan ahead by preparing your answers to some common interview questions.

The more you practice talking about yourself and your skills in a professional way, the easier it gets.

These tools can help you: