The competition for management-track jobs is more ferocious than it’s been in almost a decade, writes Fortune’s Anne Fisher in her May 28 Ask Annie column, so it’s now more important than ever to work hard at preparing for interviews.

How did you get your first “real” job after college? Is your company hiring new grads? What impresses you most in candidates and why? If you’re a new or soon-to-be grad, are you seeing job opportunities? What’s your job hunt strategy, and how well is it working so far?