Preparing for Interviews

The CDO is here to support you through one of the most important parts of the job search: the interview! The following resources will help you feel more prepared and confident as you approach the next step in your job search. Please reach out to a career advisor or career coach if you have additional questions – we’re here for you! This is also a great time to reach out to the MIT Sloan Industry Advisors – they’re Sloanies who were once in your shoes, who want to help you be successful!

Tools for Mastering Your Interviews

  • Evaluating Employers’ DEI Commitment


    Are you seeking to understand the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts of potential employers, to see if they align with your vision, mission, values and goals? Click to learn more.

    In a recent article from NACE, Chelsea Williams, CEO of College Code shared questions that can help candidates assess a company’s DEI commitment:

    • How does your organization define diversity? What lenses of diversity has your organization made a direct commitment toward?
    • Does your organization have a chief diversity officer (CDO) or a designated leader to drive DEI and engage internal and external stakeholders?
    • What social causes does your organization support?
    • Does your organization actively support diverse suppliers, contractors, and small businesses?
    • Has your organization made any formal commitments in support of racial equity?
    • How does your organization center diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging?
    • Does your organization offer any formal employee training around biases, anti-racism, or general DEI?
    • How has your organization prioritized executive accountability toward DEI advancement?
    • Does your organization have any affinity groups or committees to support diverse populations? If so, how do these groups contribute to the culture of the organization?
    • Does your organization complete annual compensation equity analysis?
    • What resources has your organization provided to its employees in support of COVID-19 and racial injustices?