The interview will give us both a chance to examine job fit and help to ensure a successful employment relationship. The interview will be most effective if you are yourself, answer all questions honestly, and show your personality.
Review your resume and be ready to talk about real-life examples that are relevant to the job for which you are interviewing. This includes past experiences, similar situations, and related knowledge and skills. Show how your experiences make you a great candidate for the job.
We encourage you to become familiar with state government, our agencies, the challenges we face, and the communities that we serve. A great place to start is by reviewing the Minnesota.gov website. Additional information can be found on each agency, board, or commissions' website.
You're in the process of making an important career decision. Take this opportunity to ask us questions that are important to you. We're passionate about our work and more than willing to share our insights to help you make the best decision.
Sending a thank-you note after the interview is a great way to sell your skills and experiences, along with interest and passion, one more time before the decision is made. Thank-you notes can be sent by email or mail. If you haven't received a response by the hiring agency's provided deadline, feel free to follow up with your contact.
Regardless of whether you receive or accept a job offer, use this as an opportunity to begin building a positive relationship with us. You'll meet knowledgeable people to expand your professional network - so take advantage of it.