A mock job interview is an opportunity to practice and improve your interviewing skills before an actual interview. By doing a mock interview in front of others, you can get constructive feedback that you can use in your real job interview.
If you can, why not videotape your mock interview so you can see how you did? Then do a second one.
When you review your second interview you will most likely see quite an improvement. After that you can go into your interview with confidence that youll do a great job.
Confidence shows, and employers like to hire confident people!
One good way to conduct a practice job interview is to have one person act as the interviewer and two or three other people act as members of the interview team. Think of it as a dress rehearsal for a play or a contest where you are competing with yourself. First prize is the job!
The interviewer asks you, the interviewee, common job interview questions, such as:
If you're looking for more questions, here are another 38 sample interview questions.
The interview team members take notes while you answer each question, jotting down the strong points and the weak points of your answers. They may even write down suggestions about how to improve your interview answers.
The team members also evaluate you on general performance by writing down comments on questions such as the following:
After the mock job interview, the 'interviewers' can share their observations and give you constructive feedback.
Good interviewing skills are skills you'll use throughout your life, even when you're not interviewing for a job. Being able to communicate with people you don't know, respond under pressure, present yourself appropriately, listen well, and ask good questions are all skills that will help you succeed in your career.
But first you have to get the job. It would be a shame if you lost out on a job you are well qualified for because you didnt interview well. Mock job interviews are a terrific way to improve your skills so you can ace the interview and move closer to landing the job you want.