Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Mock Job Interview

Today we had a mock interview.  I was an administrator and had to design questions based on the cooperative learning model.  I interviewed three different groups of my colleagues.  It was interesting to design the questions and then see what the responses of my colleagues was.  In some instances the answers were not what I had envisioned.  It was a great experience to design questions because I now feel that I have a better grasp on some of the questions that I will be asked in the future on my own interview.  A few things that I learned from this process and advice that I have for my colleagues.

1. Always dress professionally and wear appropriate length clothing.

2. Answer the whole part of the question.

3. Stay on topic.

4. Use hard stock paper to print your resume.

5. Use a firm handshake.

6. Study the school and their mission statement.

7. Come with thoughtful questions to ask the interviewers. 

Check out this video for more interviewing tips!


1 comment:

  1. Nice video Lisa! It was very insightful and you are definitely right about the suggestions you posted in the post. I should have had a better quality paper for my resume. One thing I always struggle with is how firmly to shake a woman's hand. With men there is a element of machismo often so you shake the hand as hard as possible. Just one more thing to figure out I guess.