Week 11 Assignment: Mock Interview
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- Week 11: Job Search, Interviewing, and Negotiation
- Week 11 Assignment: Mock Interview
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Due: Sunday, 12 November 2023, 11:55 PM
Value: 100 points This assignment is worth 8% of the total grade.
Due: Day 7
Grading Category: Assignments
For this assignment, you are paired with a classmate and will conduct a mock interview video recording. Each of you plays the role of the interviewer and the interviewee, asking the Interview Questions (PDF) provided for this assignment. This interview should be recorded with your face visible and your voice heard. The video should be between 5 and 10 minutes in length for each interview. In the event that there are three members in your group, please take turns being the interviewee and interviewer.
If you have never recorded a presentation, Screencast-O-Matic is a free, easy-to-use tool recommended for this purpose. Instructional videos on how to use Screencast-O-Matic are available at Help Videos for Screencast-O-Matic. Alternatively, you can choose to use any other video recording tool of your choice.
After your recording is complete, follow these instructions to create an unlisted YouTube video. You will have to submit the YouTube video URL for this assignment. The best way to do this is to copy and paste the hyperlink URL for the YouTube video into a Microsoft Word document. Please include your name and your classmateâ€™s name in this Microsoft Word document and submit the document. Your faculty will access your video using the link. Do not upload a video file (mp4).
Please refer to the Grading Rubric for details on how this activity will be graded.
For this assignment to be considered complete, you must follow the prompts and record an interview with your assigned partner in both the role of the interviewer and the role of the interviewee and submit the video URL to this assignment by Day 7.
My peer is interviewing me with these questions
Here are some examples of questions you may be asked in traditional and behavioral interviews.
There are a number of other potential questions. Visit the Experimental Learning and Career Center for additional resources. â€¢ Why did you choose this career track? â€¢ What college subjects (or jobs) did you like best/least and why? â€¢ Tell me about yourself â€¢ What is one of your greatest strengths? â€¦ weaknesses? â€¢ Which town or three accomplishments have given you the most satisfaction? â€¢ Why do you want to work here? â€¢ What attributes do you have that will help you be successful in this position? â€¢ Where would you like to be 3 years from now? â€¢ How do you think a friend, professor or supervisor who knows you well would describe you? â€¢ In what type of work environment are you the most comfortable? Behavioral interview questions are often used to determine how you responded to as variety of specific situations and the results of your actions in each situation. The best predictor of future work performance is often past performance in a similar circumstance. Possible questions include: â€¢ Describe a situation in which you recognized a potential problem as an opportunity. What did you do? â€¢ Can you tell me about a major risk that you took? What happened? â€¢ Can you recall an instance when you convinced your supervisor (or professor) f an idea or concept? How did you proceed? What was the result? The people who interview you for a job will typically ask if you have any questions about the position or organization. Donâ€™t pass up the opportunity to gather more information. This indicates that you are interested in the job and may help you decide if you actually want the position. Prepare questions that you would like to ask the employer. If your questions have been covered in the interview, you should let the interviewer know that you did have questions, but they have all been answered. Itâ€™s usually appropriate to ask if you may contact him/her if you think of any additional questions. Here are a few closing questions that may be appropriate to ask: â€¢ How did the is position become available? Orâ€¦ How did this job opening arise? â€¢ Could you describe the ideal candidate for this position? Or What qualities (attributes) and skills would someone need to be successful in this position? â€¢ Who else would I be working with in this department? How much contact would I have with people from other departments? â€¢ How would you describe the work environment here? â€¢ What opportunities do new employees have for training and professional development? â€¢ I am very enthusiastic about pursuing this position with you. What would be the next step in the process? Remember to: Try to postpone questions about salary, benefits and vacation time until the final stages of the selection process. If asked about salary requirements early in the interview say, for example, that you need more information about the position. If you feel obligated to respond more directly, give a broad salary range based on your research and knowledge of the position and industry. Also remember: If the interviewer asks you a question that seems to be inappropriate or illegal, try to respond to the interviewerâ€™s apparent concern rather than the actual question itself Strategies for Answering Interview Questions â€¢ Concentrate on the employerâ€™s needs, not yours â€¢ Emphasize how you can help the company or organization achieve its goals â€¢ Describe accomplishments instead of simply reciting your past responsibilities â€¢ Explain how your specific skills will benefit the company or organization â€¢ Use strong confident language â€¢ Donâ€™t downplay your accomplishments or attribute them to luck Summary The job interview is a strategic conversation with a purpose. Your goal is to persuade the employer that you have the skills, background and ability to do the job and that you can comfortably fit into the organization. At the same time, you should also be gathering information about the position, future career opportunities and the organization to determine if the job and work environment are a good match for you. Keep in mind that an interview is not always an objective process in which the employer offers the job to the best candidate based on skills and experience alone. A Candidateâ€™s personality, confidence, enthusiasm, general outlook, and interpersonal/commination skills can also weight heavily in the decision-making process. Always send a thank you letter, note or e-mail to the interviewer(s) within a couple