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					       The Mock Interview
Edna Dudley, Chief, Data Services Branch (MITS)
Reginald Franklin, Program Manager, Philadelphia Accounts Management,
                      AM Operations (W&I)
Fred Hodge, Director, Atlanta Submission Processing (W&I)
Cecille Jones, Acting Director, Electronic Tax Administration and
                 Refundable Credits (W&I)
I Have An Interview! Now What?




Proper Preparation Prevents Poor
          Performance          2
          Mock Interview

mock in·ter·view
Definition:
practice interview for skill development:
a simulated interview, designed to develop
or test the communication skills of the
interviewee

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        Why Should I Have A Mock
              Interview?
   Mock Interviews Help You:
       Practice phrasing your answers
       Practice your presentation skills
       Learn to focus your answers
       Evaluate your ability to interview with poise and
        confidence
       Obtain constructive feedback
       Builds confidence

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            The Time Is Now
Don’t wait until the mock interview is
scheduled to begin preparing.
      Put together a work history – keep it updated
      Prepare a list of experiences and
       accomplishments – keep it updated
      Determine the message you want to send.




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         Types Of Interviews
   Traditional (Typically Bargaining Unit Jobs)
     What do you think?
     How could you?
     If you had to?
    (approach from the hypothetical)


“How would you meet an unreasonable deadline?”

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         Types Of Interviews
   Behavioral (Typically Non-Bargaining Unit Jobs)
     Give us an example when?
     Walk us through a time?
     Describe?
    (approach from past experience)


“Tell us about a time when you had to meet an
  unreasonable deadline?”
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    Before The Mock Interview
   Choose a seasoned interviewer when
    possible
   Review the position description/CJE’s
   Develop examples that illustrate
    qualifications
   Develop a list of practice questions


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    During The Mock Interview
   Dress as you would for the actual interview (boosts
    confidence)
   Take your time responding to the questions
   Ask for clarification if you don’t understand a question
   Tailor interview responses to the job
   Give complete answers (Use the S.T.A.R model)
    Situation
    or
    Task
    Action
    Result

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    During The Mock Interview
   Be aware of body language and non-verbal actions
   Be assertive and promote yourself
   Be energetic and enthusiastic
   Allow for spontaneity in answering follow-up questions
   Be specific
   Stay focused
   Avoid criticizing your co-workers or supervisors
   Take the interview seriously
   Relax!
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      After the Mock Interview
   Get feedback from the interviewer
   Get clarification on the feedback
   Review the feedback and make
    adjustments where necessary
   Schedule additional mock interview if time
    permits


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             Final Thoughts
Will you enter your next interview with that
“deer in the headlights” look or with a
confident, successful aura? One or more
practice interviews could determine how
you’ll appear to your next potential boss.

It’s all up to you!!!!

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