The Mock Interview
Try the mock interview you might like it. You will get valuable feedback needed to improve.
As with every skill you’ve ever learned, you have to learn the technique and then practice, practice, practice.
Julia is an accomplished tennis player who has worked on her stroke and technique for many years. She has taken lessons from pros, and listened to their advice when they gave Her their critiques.
Julia is now seeking a job. She feels that she knows her subject, but doesn’t feel good about how her last three interviews have turned out – no offers. Julia begins to think she might need some work on her interviewing style, and decides to get help. She looks for a pro to put her through practice where she can gain feedback and tips. This was the way she conquered her tennis game. Why not with her interviewing techniques?
Working with a professional and getting feedback on your performance through a mock interview is similar to working with a sports coach to learn how to improve your game. Both will enable you to learn where your strengths lie and where you may need work to improve your performance. Time spent practicing will assist you greatly in either situation. An added bonus to preparing and practicing is the self-confidence you will gain. In today’s competitive world, you must be prepared, be in top shape, and most of all, believe in yourself.
What happens in a mock interview?
An in-person session is a mock interview videotaped and critiqued. You will view the tape with the coach and discuss your performance body language, facial expressions, eye contact, general enthusiasm, your answers. (Usually, one to two hour sessions).
A phone-session will be audio-taped. You will listen to the tape played back and critiqued by the coach. You will received feedback about your answers, your enthusiasm, your use of language, your tone how you are being perceived.
There is tremendous value in learning the proper techniques from a coach and then practicing them. When you devote the same energy to the interview process as you do to your golf or tennis game you will find new confidence and become a winner!