Mock Interview

Hi Blog world,

It has been a busy week for me.  Not only did I have my normal classwork to do, but I also had a mock interview with the coaching staff at the career services lab.

I was nervous the week before because there was a form and a quiz that I had to complete before I could do the mock interview.  As the days grew closer to the interview I began to feel more nervous.  I review the booklet that the center provided.  However I was still unsure about what type of interview questions would be asked and if I would be able to answer them correctly.

On the day of the interview, I already had a busy day planned.  I had to go to class then hurry over to the career center.  When I got there I was still feeling a little nervous.   As time went on, while I was waiting for my turn, I started to feel a little better.

When it was my turn for the interview, the coach talked to me about my major and if I had any questions about the career booklet.  I stated that I wasn’t sure about answering questions about my disability.  He then proceeded to tell me that we would talk about it after the interview.  The first question was simple. “Tell me a little bit about yourself,” That question I was able to answer with what the career booklet called “One minute commercial.”  I felt good about my answer and my coach said I did a great job answering it.  The questions got harder, as I had to talk about different kinds of situations and how I handle them.  During that time, my coach told me a good way to answer that. “STAR.” Which stands for tell me about the situation, how you handled it, and what the outcome was.  I will have to practice answering these types of questions, but I am sure that I will feel better about it soon.

At the end of the interview, my coach said I did great.  He helped me go over how to answer questions about my disability and some other key factors that could help me succeed with the real interview.

It was a great day and I learned a lot,

Blog  soon,

Amanda Gene