Have you heard the phrase "practice makes perfect?" In reality practice makes better. Job and informational interviewing requires the skill of preparation and practice.
Preparing for an interview involves several steps. One important step is knowing the general questions you’ll be asked and being prepared to clearly, concisely and effectively answer them. This requires that you script your answers and then practice and refine your responses until you can confidently and naturally communicate them, as well as ask questions back.
Ready to practice? Ask a friend or family member to pose as an interviewer to create a "mock interview" or to schedule a "mock Interview" appointment with a Center for Calling & Career staff member. We will critique your responses and provide excellent feedback.
You can also conduct a mock interview online. Interview Stream is an online tool that allows you to practice job interviewing. Create an account, choose the questions you want to answer, and then practice and review as often as you like. The answers are recorded via your webcam.
Interview Stream can be accessed from any computer with a webcam and direct internet access. It works with any browser but works best in Firefox or Google Chrome. Adobe Flash Player is also required on your computer. If you have any questions or issues with Interview Stream, contact their support center at email@example.com. Don't have a webcam? The Center for Calling & Career has webcams available to borrow. Call our office to confirm availablity. Then stop by our office in Naz4106 to check one out.
Being well prepared for the interview may get you the job offer.