Interviewing Tips

Every career journey needs a guide.

As you prepare for your interview, consider whether this is a good fit for you and if your career goals align with the City’s culture and mission.


  • Research the City of El Paso.
    Learn about the CoEP and be ready to talk about why you'd like to work here.
  • Research the position you are applying for.
    Learn everything you can about the position. You can find a description of the position outlining requirements, general purpose, typical duties, and benefits on the Government Jobs website where the job position was posted.
  • Be prepared to showcase your work.
    Whether it is a portfolio or projects relevant to the position, focus on presenting the top three with the best bits of your work, and have a few more available if you need them.
  • Be prepared with questions.
    You are interviewing the City as much as they are interviewing you.
  • Familiarize yourself with S.M.A.R.T. goals.
    This framework will help define your goals and how they can help the team(s) you will be collaborating with.
  • Be yourself and have fun!