How Can I Prepare For My Interview?


Big Interview Basics…

Big Interview has a rich database full of resources that can be used for students at many different levels. It provides a combination of ninety-four videos, no longer than 8 minutes each, and a guided practice. These videos are conducted by Pamela Skillings, who is a Certified Professional Career Coach. Skillings has helped individuals to improve their interviews skills and is here to help empower you to close the deal on that next job opportunity!

Big Interview consists of a variety of videos that focus on providing tips and advice for handling any type of interview, whether it is a general , industrial , competency or admissions interview.  It provides a variety of techniques on how to approach problem questions and how to avoid the common mistakes. Big Interview helps you identify nervous habits and how to control them with practice, while helping you improve your nonverbal interview communications.

Big Interview provides an Answer Builder which helps individuals to practice and improve their answers using S.T.A.R. This is a step-by-step tool that allows you to create and structure the behavioral question answers that are crucial to your interviews. S.T.A.R stands for Situation, Task, Approach and Results/outcome. This techniques helps you demonstrate competencies relevant to the job you wish to obtain.

Have you ever been in a job interview and found yourself stuck in your comfort zone? Big Interview has an Interview Roulette that displays random interview questions which will help you recreate the uncertainty in an interview and get you out of your comfort zone. For example: Describe a time when you had to step up and lead an important project?

Big Interview’s video curriculum provides many different aspects on how to ace your interview. It provides the job interview basics and fundamentals, best practices and common mistakes, and behavioral questions.  It helps you build an interview story that will show your leadership and approach in decision-making situations.  Big Interview focuses on getting you to ace the questions that might be asked. For example: Tell me about yourself?  Where do you see yourself in five years? Why do you want to work here?

One of my favorite parts of Big Interview is that it helps you identify your strengths and weaknesses and at the same time find a way to put it into words what will sell you as one of the best candidates in the industry.  Also, Big Interview helps you identify and analyze the job description and how you can fix your resume for the job you are trying to acquire. To conclude, Big Interview recommends that at the end of an interview it is best to ask smart questions to show interest in the company you wish to work for.  Check out Big Interview on the Career Development website, under Student Resources.  It’s worth a try!!

-Katherine Mercado


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