Practice Your Interview Skills
A mock interview will help you prepare for future interviews and increase your confidence in your interview skills. The mock interview is two parts, in the first, you and a Career Educator will simulate an interview, which can be recorded and shared with you, and in the second, you will debrief the interview, getting constructive feedback and tips for improvement. We can practice with you just to practice, or to help you prepare for an actual interview. We also offer mock interviews to those students interviewing for medical, dental, graduate or other professional school programs. For those we require that you already have an interview set up. We can also assist with preparation for a case-style interview, though you must have a case interview scheduled.
PROCEDURE FOR A MOCK INTERVIEW
- A previously reviewed resume or CV, a copy of your graduate or professional school essay, and/or a position or program description can be helpful in guiding the interview. Please email this information to email@example.com, preferably two business days prior to your mock interview.
- If you have questions that you would like to practice, please let us know when you schedule the appointment.
- Given the intention to simulate a real interview, we recommend that you come "dressed to impress," though this is not a requirement.
- Bring what you feel is necessary for the interview.
PREPARING FOR A MOCK INTERVIEW
- The Career Center is pleased to offer Big Interview interview preparation software. Features include video and written curriculum so you can learn the best ways to prepare for and respond to interview questions, practice answering common interview questions (think: "Tell me about yourself"), as well as the ability to practice and perfect responses to interview questions.
- Brush up on your resume, cover letter, and any career assessments you've taken. You should be prepared to talk about your interests, values, skills, and competencies.
Look over the Career Search Guide PDF for interviewing advice. Review the company or school's website. You can learn much about their mission, philosophy, products and services, and what they value by doing this.