I ask unsuspecting “candidates” (gracious volunteer students) common job interview questions without giving them any time to prepare. Then we spend a few minutes workshopping their answers to show what just a bit of time, attention, practice and polishing can do.
Take a look at this recent video. The question:
“What are your weaknesses?” (or “Tell me about a time you made a mistake.”)
In the YouTube video, you see what happens when you’re not prepared…then see what just a few minutes of practice & preparation can do to improve your answers!
Darcy Lear is a career coach specializing in academic writing, job search documents, professional school applications, and interview preparation. To schedule a campus workshop or for help navigating your career transition, contact Darcy: firstname.lastname@example.org The mock interviews were conducted with University of Illinois Urbana Champaign students from Ann Abbott’s “Spanish and Entrepreneurship” course who worked with me on my social media presence as part of their course project in spring 2014.