Karen Suarez, MA, CMCS, CPRW
Certified Master of Career Services | National Career Development Association Member
Certified Professional Résumé Writer | Professional Association of Résumé Writers & Career Coaches
INTERVIEWING PREPARATION & MOCK INTERVIEWS
Interviewing is a learned skill and it is important to tell your story in a compelling way. Try to think of it as a conversation.
Video interviewing is often done for initial screening meetings. Learn ways to settle those nerves and be yourself.
Practice with an expert who will provide you with honest feedback. Unfortunately, you will not receive this in real interviews, therefore, this is the best way to evaluate your skills. Receive an honest, objective critique of your strengths and areas to improve.
50-minute Interviewing Preparation session
Typical questions to expect and appropriate responses.
Formats (video, phone, in-person, and on-site).
Types (resume-based, behavioral, group, committees, screening, and additional rounds).
How to overcome challenges you may have faced during previous interviews.
Reviewing best methods to prepare and respond with confidence.
Determining appropriate attire which is dependent upon your targeted industry or academic program.
Learning about the criteria employers and college admissions officers use to rate candidates.
Advice for following up after your interview.
50-minute Mock Interview
You will be asked questions non-stop for half of the allotted time. No verbal or visual cues will be provided. After the Q&A, we will discuss the interview.
Two 50-minute sessions (Interview Preparation appointment and Mock Interview appointment)
Job Seekers - Questions will be tailored to the role for which you are applying based upon your resume, cover letter and job description.
College & Graduate School Applicants - Questions will be tailored for the college or program based upon your application, resume, and institutions to which you are applying.