Alexa

© Kaspars Grinvalds | Dreamstime.com

Interviewing for a job? Alexa can help

A new Alexa skill can help you land your next job

March 5, 2019

Some things about job interviews will never change; the nervous wait at reception, the "tell me about yourself" question, etc. But the process has changed over the past 20 years. For example, it's never been easier to do your homework about your potential employer. There are also more ways to conduct the interview itself. Thanks to Skype, Zoom or Google Hangout, you no longer have to fly to another city for a face to face. 

Back in the day, if you wanted to "rehearse" for an interview, you'd get a friend to ask you questions. Now we have Alexa to help with that. There's a new Alexa skill called Interview Prep which has hundreds of different job interview questions for all kinds of vocations, some even for specific companies like Amazon and Google. 

Even if you prep for your interview with the help of a smart assistant, the same old rules apply: Research, research, research! Princeton University's Career Services 7 Step Interview Prep Plan will likely always be the best guide to go by. Find it here.

Interviewing is tough so if you're in the job hunt right now, good luck and let us know when you get that gig!