Impress: Online Mock Interviews-Career and Professional Development Center - Carnegie Mellon University

Impress: Online Mock Interviews

When it comes to interviewing for a job, practice makes perfect! 

You've heard it said so many times.  Making an excellent first impression is essential for a strong interview.  This includes your appearance, your timeliness, but most importantly, your interviewing skills! Take a look at what happens to a few students who didn't prepare for their interview.  Don't let this happen to you!

Who really gets the job?  The best qualified?  The smartest candidate?  Not necessarily!  Most of the time, it's the person who is able to best sell his or her skills to employers in a professional and effective manner. 

Impress

Before heading into your next interview, spend some time with Impress Online Mock Interview module, accessible directly via TartanTRAK.

With a webcam, you can even conduct an interview right now! This tool provides tips and techniques to avoid non-verbal behavior and communication missteps.  When reviewing your interview, be sure to reflect on your verbal and non-verbal communication skills, poise and physical appearance during the interview, and level of effectiveness in answering the interview questions.  Be sure to follow-up by scheduling an appointment with your Career Consultant to review your interview and discuss strategies to maximize your interviewing success!  If you do not have access to a webcam, please contact the Career and Professional Development Center.