Speed Mock Interviewing
Scheduled for November 5, 2013, and March 18, 2014
Fine Arts Center Main Floor Lobby
Take part in a mock interviewing event done in a speed dating format with Viterbo alumni and area professionals. Practice your interview skills for internship or job search. Enjoy free hors d'oeuvres and network with area professionals who hire people like yourself.
Business casual dress required.
Register by visiting the Career Services office (MRC 374) or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org .
Create an account, click on "Interview Prep," review directions, turn your webcam on and begin interviewing. You can later watch your interview to critique your performance and plan improvements.
Before the Event
- Know what your are going to wear. This is not a blue jean, T-shirt, tennis shoe event. Take a look at some information about business casual dress and some images of business casual dress.
- Review basic interview guidelines. Interviewers are going to be looking for professional demeanor, substantive answers (include examples, details, and depth in answers), and descriptions of your marketable qualifications.
- Think about how you would answer some of the typical interview questions:
Tell me about yourself.
Why did you major in _______?
What are your strengths? weaknesses?
How would your current or most recent supervisor describe you?
What are your career plans?
Tell me about an accomplishment your are proud of.
Describe a time you demonstrated good problem solving skills.
How have your educational, work, and life experiences prepared you for your career?
Why should we hire you?
- Practice verbalizing a few answers to interview questions, as there can be a significant learning curve between knowing what you want to convey and being able to convey it in a logical, coherent, persuasive manner. If you're not sure about how to answer some of the predictable interview questions, check out the websites listed below:
Interview Questions and Answers
How to Answer 23 of the Most Common Interview Questions
How to Answer 10 Tough Interview Questions
Ten Tough Interview Quesions and Ten Great Answers
Know how to answer behavioral questions, such as "Tell me about a time you
demonstrated good decision making skills" or "Tell me about a time you had
a conflict with a peer." One formula for such questions is to use the
acronym STAR in formulating your answer. An explanation of that acronym is
Task or Challenge
Action You Took
Questions about the event? Call Career Services at 608-796-3828.