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Interview Tips

Below is some helpful information to assist you in having an informative and enjoyable interview experience at UMBC.

Note the exact time, date and location of your interview.  Be sure to obtain the name of the contact person, department name, building name, and room number.

Review directions to campus and print out the campus map prior to your interview appointment.  Visitor parking is available at metered lots.  Meters require quarters only.  Fees are $.25 for each 15 minutes.  Be sure to bring plenty of change and plan to pay the meter longer than you expect the interview appointment to last.

Allow plenty of time to find parking and walk to the building.  UMBC is a large campus and you may have to walk several minutes to arrive at your destination.  If possible, consider a dry run a day or two prior to your interview appointment.   Information on mass transportation (MTA, BWI airport, AMTRACK and MARC trains) are available at: http://about.umbc.edu/visitors-guide/directions/

Arrive to your interview 5 to 15 minutes early.  It is not recommended that you arrive in the hiring department more than 15 minutes early.  If you arrive to the campus with extra time, consider waiting in a public lounge area or taking a walk around campus.

Bring a copy (copies) of your resume and a list of professional references with you to the interview.

Remember the motto, dress to impress.  Wear appropriate business attire to the interview.

Take time to learn something about UMBC and the hiring department.  A wealth of information is available on the UMBC website.

Ask questions during the interview to show your interest in the position and department.

Ask the interview panel about the next steps in the process and the approximate time frame in making a decision.

Consider sending a thank you note to the interview panel members expressing your continued interest in the position.

Information about UMBC benefits is available at: http://hr.umbc.edu/new-employee-resources/new-employee-benefits/

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at UMBC.  We wish you the best of luck in your job search.