A mock interview, also known as a practice interview, is a simulation of an actual job interview. It provides you with an opportunity to practice for an interview and receive feedback.

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Active Listening Skills for Interviewing and Work

Listening is one of the most important skills you can have. How well you listen has a major impact on your job effectiveness, and on the quality of your relationships with others.

Common Interview Questions for Mock Interview Practice

The purpose of a mock interview is to provide you (students/alumni/community) with an opportunity to practice your interviewing skills in an environment similar to an actual interview. A mock interview provides the interviewee both an opportunity to practice and prepare for an interview.

Elevator Speech Prep Sheet: The 30-Second Introduction

An elevator pitch is a brief, persuasive speech that you use to spark interest. You can also use them to create interest in a project, idea, or product – or in yourself. A good elevator pitch should last no longer than a short elevator ride of 20 to 30 seconds, hence the name.

How to Thank an Employer after the Interview

A lot has changed in the job interview process over the years. One thing that hasn't changed is the need to send a thank-you note to your interviewers to express appreciation for the opportunity to meet with them, which can be done via email for more immediate follow-up.

Interviewing Tips for Every College Student

Preparing for an interview takes a lot more than Googling a list of common interview questions. You have to make a great first impression appearance-wise (no wrinkly suits here!), have a great knowledge of your target company and its product, and, of course, know exactly how to convey that you're the perfect fit for the job.

Mock Interview Prep Sheet

Here’s how to schedule a mock interview with the Career Resource Center and make the most of your mock interview experience.

Succeeding in a Virtual Interview

A virtual interview conducted over the phone or through a computer isn’t so different from an in-person interview.

Telephone Etiquette for the Job Search and Interview

Communicating over the phone remains an important tool for businesses. Phone calls are often the first positive impression someone will have of you.

Telling Stories That Get the Job

Make sure that you already have a few key interview stories queued up and ready in your back pocket. Once you have a solid roster of examples ready to go, it’s time to polish up your delivery.

What to Do After an Interview: Leaving the Best Impression

No matter how you feel the interview went, following up with the employer will increase your chances of being selected for the job.

Your Email Etiquette Can Make or Break Your Job Search

Few things can tarnish your professional brand quite like a poorly written, misguided email. One click of the “send” button can be the difference between a successful business exchange and a potential HR issue or coworker conflict. And while Americans send hundreds of thousands of emails a day, it should not be taken for granted.