The Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) conducts practice interviews in order to allow students and alumni an opportunity to build confidence and receive feedback before going into a real job interview. Practice interviews are a dress rehearsal for a real job interview and begin the moment you walk into our office, so it is important to come prepared. You can review our interview preparation tips below.
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Call our office at (270)-745-3095.
You must schedule your practice interview at least 48 business hours in advance. You must also provide your resume, your cover letter, and a job description at least 48 business hours before your appointment. This helps your Career Coach match your practice interview with what you’re likely to encounter with the prospective employer.
What to Expect
The day of the interview, plan to arrive 10 minutes early, dressed in business attire, and carrying a copy of your resume and cover letter. You will sign in with our front desk, and, at the scheduled appointment time, your Career Coach will greet you and take you back to one of our interview rooms. Based on your resume, cover letter, and job description, the Career Coach will ask questions you will likely encounter in the real interview. This will give you a chance to practice your answers and get a feel for how you sound aloud. Once the practice interview is complete, you and the Career Coach will take time to discuss your strengths and possible areas of improvement.
Most practice interviews are video recorded in order to help with the review and feedback process. However, you may decline this service unless the recording is required for a course.
How to Prepare
Because this is an opportunity to practice your interview skills, the CCPD recommends that you prepare for your practice interview in the same way that you would for a real meeting with a potential employer. Review our Interview Tips page for detailed recommendations for actions you should take before, during, and after your interview.