The Importance Of A Mock Interview

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An interview is large aspect on whether or not someone would be able to secure the job they want. If done poorly without preparation, they would miss out on a large opportunity. If, on the other hand, they went through the process meticulously prior to the actual interview, it is likely that they would get the position. There are also multiple points that they have to keep in mind; it’s not just about answering the questions. Instead, they must create a connection to the company, appear like a formidable candidate, and ask the interviewer questions. Through doing the mock interview in class, I felt like I was able to experience such a setting. It was a helpful and enriching activity, especially as someone who has never had a formal job before. …show more content…
Before walking into an important interview, there are multiple things that one must keep in mind. Resumes and cover letters, for example, are both items that should be polished and well developed. The videos explained this further, stating that one must highlight skills that are vital to the position they are applying for. As a result, each cover letter and resume may need to be revised to complement the various different jobs. Furthermore, in anticipation of an interview, it is always important to research and practice. Knowing what the company does - as well as what the job entails - would help in answering any potential questions relating to them. Moreover, reviewing commonly asked interview questions can help ease any anxiety and stuttering; there may be questions that are unexpected. Having manners can greatly boost one’s image as well. Greeting the interviewer correctly, having proper sitting form, and smiling are all actions that can create a good connection with the interviewer. It is also important to dress a step up from the typical employee to show respect, as first impressions are incredibly important. Dress well, greet at eye level, and be courteous to show the employer respect and competence. In addition to learning from the video, I learned more skills through experiencing it …show more content…
This is likely due to the fact that I was so immersed in answering that I did not consider my appearance. If it were an actual interview, this aspect would have impacted negatively; my lack of a cheerful and welcoming visage makes me seem like an unapproachable employee, thus the interviewer would be less inclined to hire me. My lack of questions impacted me as well. If it was a job I’m not fully informed on, I should take the opportunity to inquire more about it. Asking questions also shows the interviewer that you are highly interested in the job; it wouldn’t seem like I was just applying to a random job for the sake of money. In terms of my actual answers, I felt like I was lacking in substance. For example, while I did answer with small examples of leadership experience, I felt like it did not highlight my biggest achievements. Being a tutor and yearbook editor, for instance, would’ve been better roles to mention. As a result of these flaws, it would be unlikely that I would be hired in a highly competitive interview. Moving forward from this point, I will make sure to look back on these experiences to conduct a more polished and prepared interview. These are also things I would advise others to do: be prepared, present well, and expand on answers. In all, this experience was very useful in allowing me to understand a situation

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