How to Answer Interview Questions and Incorporate DECA Experience

Interviewing can be downright intimidating, especially when you don’t have a lot of experience with it. But the truth is, interviews are simply about selling yourself. Luckily, your DECA activities can be a real asset. Read on for 3 ways to tap into your DECA experience and make it your best interview yet.


Be Confident

When answering questions in an interview, you want to avoid sounding unsure, especially when you’re talking about yourself or your experience. No matter what kind of question you are asked, you can channel your confidence gained from DECA presentations.


Be Honest

Honesty can also be viewed as transparency. Answer without holding back and be truthful. Communicate your motivations for interviewing, why you think you would be a good fit, and what you have to offer. Be authentic in your answers so you can build trust with the interviewer.


Use Specific Examples

Interviews are your opportunity to showcase your skills and experience—to demonstrate you have the expertise needed for the position. Highlight specific examples from DECA and how they translate to the job. For instance, if you will be required to work on teams, share about a specific time you worked on a team during DECA.


Remember, not only do your DECA skills help you stand out on paper—you can apply what you’ve learned throughout the entire interview process.





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