Mock interview

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A mock interview is an emulation of a job interview used for training purposes.[1] The conversational exercise usually resembles a real interview as closely as possible, for the purpose of providing experience for a candidate. It can help a job applicant understand what is expected in a real job interview, and can help an applicant improve his or her self-presentation. Mock interviews can be videotaped; the candidate can view the tape afterward, and get feedback. There are coaches who can provide feedback on aspects of the interview process. Mock interviews are most common for job interviews, but may also be used to train public figures to handle interrogations by journalists, as well as help candidates for office prepare for debates. Some organizations schedule mock interview events to help many students prepare for job interviews.[2] For example, some schools have mock interview training days, often organized by career and guidance counselors.[1] While the usual sense if the term is an exercise done as a form of preparation prior to applying for jobs,[3] there is another sense of the term which describes a playful or non-serious interview.[4]

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  1. ^ a b Carla Erdey (November 17, 2014). "Stagg students ready for Mock Interview Day". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved April 23, 2016. ...Career Internship and Career Planning ... participate in several interviews. The interviewers are people from the community who have volunteered ... 
  2. ^ Suburban News (February 8, 2015). "Boys and Girls Clubs of Union County participate in 'Mock Interview Day'". NJ.com. Retrieved April 23, 2016. ...etiquette in professional, social and dating environments. The professional segment includes college and career preparation; mock interviews are an important part of preparing for future careers. Teens had an opportunity to interview in a variety of settings including one-on-one, two-o-one and in a group.... 
  3. ^ Jesse Nankin (March 8, 2009). "Learning to nail the job interview". Boston. Retrieved April 23, 2016. ...more than 100 others participated in a mock interview day on Feb. 26. It was part of a program to help immigrants and refugees improve their English skills and receive employment training.... 
  4. ^ Adya Beasley (January 29, 2014). "Super Bowl 2014 Videos and Photos: Russell Wilson's focus, Richard Sherman's mock interview and Seahawks media pressers". NJ.com. Retrieved April 23, 2016. ... fun interview with his teammate Phil Bates... if it wasn't football what would you be doing? ...