Tips to Catch an Interviewer’s Eye?

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    Tyler Byrne

    Hi everyone,

    Was wondering if anyone had some good interview tips. What are some things I can do in an interview that would help the interviewer remember me and recommend me to move on to further interview rounds. Any unique advice besides being prepared for classic interview questions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

    Satvik Yagnamurthy

    I believe some tips to catch an interviewer’s eye could be receiving online certification programs from websites such as Coursera, Linkedin, or other. Personally, I feel as though the courses offered at UW are great and provide a strong foundation but in order to genuinely prove you are familiar with the material, receiving a certification can provide great value. In addition, specific to your question in regards to interview questions, definitely have a prepared personal statement as to why you want to enter the field you are interviewing for and having both a genuine and unique answer can be impressive.

    Bailey Smith

    I personally think the best way to catch an interviewer’s eye is to be yourself. Too many people try to become someone they aren’t during interviews. Being honest is another big way to catch someone’s eye.

    Mackenzie Dahlquist

    I think a great way to catch an interviewer’s eye is to tell a relevant, but interesting story as to what makes you a good fit for the job. It shows you are passionate about your work, and makes you stick out in their mind.

    Alec Jacobson

    I really think an import thing to do to catch the interviewers eye is to make sure you make it known that you are “all in” on this job and keeping it for a long time and that you really want to do it. Sometimes they may ask you where you see yourself in 10 years and it is important to say that you envision yourself moving up and progressing in whatever role you are interviewing for or moving into a related more advanced role within the same company.

    Michael Kemnitz

    I think a big thing to succeed in an interview is to just get along with the person interviewing you and seem like a fun, outgoing person. The majority of the people that apply for entry-level jobs have the background/education necessary to be able to be trained to perform the job well. I think a lot of the time they’re looking for someone they’d wanna see outside of work because they actually enjoy the company. Personality is huge.


    I think that the best way for an interviewer to remember you is by having a good answer to the “tell me about yourself “question. This question should provide an interesting narrative of your “life story” which  provides the interviewer with evidence for your interest in the company/role. If you are applying for jobs that most business majors apply for, you will already stand out. The key is to be personable.

    Noah W

    I believe one of the best ways to catch an interviewer’s eye is being well prepared for the interview and knowledgable about the company and position you are applying for. This shows that not only are you willing to put in the work, but you are also very interested in the company.

    Conner Boldt

    Personally, I think one of the biggest things to catch an interviewer’s eye is to be socially outgoing.  By that I mean always look at people in the eye, practice small talk skills, maybe even make an easy joke if it feels appropriate.  As much as résumé is important, to distinguish yourself from people with very similar qualifications you have to be the person they would rather work with on a daily basis.  In addition to this, knowledge of the company along with thoughtful questions show that you are very interested and dedicated to the job.

    Zion Richardson

    I have found that if you wear clothes that are their favorite color, you get the job. You just have to know their favorite color.


    Many interviewers want to see you have technique when interviewing. The most popular interview technique is STAR.

    Gwyneth Simon

    A few things that I like to do to be a standout candidate:

    1. Prepare! Go on the company’s website. Specifically, look at your potential role and also the company values.
    2. Prep your questions for what to ask the interviewer at the end. Ask them personal questions about their experiences and also things you are curious about for the job(make sure the answers to these questions are not on the website/job posting)
    3. Look on glassdoor for the company. Often people who have interviewed with them in the past will post the structure of their interview and the questions that they were asked. These are great to go through and have solid answers for.
    4. most importantly, be yourself. You don’t want to be in a job that you have to fake all the time. Being your genuine self is the most important way to ensure that you are a good fit for the company and that the company is a good fit for you!
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