The Mock Interview focuses on how well you know yourself and your past experiences, how well you know the industry you hope to enter, and how well you can convey that information . You will gain the most experience from your Mock Interview if you treat it like an actual interview . The Mock Interview is a safe place to practice your interview skills and gain feedback . The Mock Interview Program is designed to help you: • Practice interviewing • Develop interviewing strategies • Reduce your anxiety and nervousness before your actual interview • Create a good first impression • Communicate your skills clearly • Answer difficult questions How do I prepare? • Dress professionally • Plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early • Review appropriate material (skills, type of work, particular employers) • Be prepared for situational questions like, “Tell me about a time that you had a serious disagreement with someone on your work team; how did you handle the situation?” • Remember to smile Your 60-second personal commercial: A sure-fire secret In most job interviews, or even at a career fair, a question employers always ask is, “Could you tell me about yourself?” This question can throw you off if you are not prepared. Fortunately, there is a simple and almost fool-proof method to handle this challenge: a 60 second commercial about yourself . It is a snapshot of you and the qualities you would bring to the job. It should contain some basic components, such as: T = Type of job you are seeking E = Education and training E = Experience (includes transferable skills, not just job titles, but experience in the field) S = Strengths and skills . One to two skills you are strong in regarding the job you are seeking . ME = Why should you hire me? (Keep this short and to the point)
Keiser College of Golf Placement Manual 17 Things to remember: • Tone of voice • Demeanor • Eye contact • Knowledge of the company (this will also strengthen your statement of why you should be hired) • Practice (in the mirror, on video , or with another person) If necessary, memorize your commercial then, when you meet the employer at a career fair or in an interview situation, you will feel prepared. Being prepared is the secret to self-confidence in an interview.
18 Keiser College of Golf Placement Manual VIDEO INTERVIEW PROCEDURES You are required to participate in a 10-15 minute recorded interview as part of your Career Placement Process. You must be dressed appropriately (shirt, jacket and tie for men; business attire for women). Anyone may be the interviewer . The interviews may be shot anywhere . The interviewer will ask the participant a series of questions while the camera is focused on the participant. Once the interview is concluded, the participant will review the video interview and fill out the Interview Critique Sheet and Summary based his/her performance.
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