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Mock Interviews are an essential tool to increase your interpersonal skills and help you to be successful in future interviews. Thirty minute practice interviews are conducted by employers and professional staff to allow students an opportunity to engage employers, develop confidence in their personal brand, and receive constructional feedback on how they might improve. Prior sign-up is required.
Sign up for Mock Interview
To schedule a mock interview, schedule an appointment on Handshake, or call the Career Center at 215-204-7981. Please share as much detail as possible to help the career coach make it a realistic interview experience.
What will happen during the Interview
The interview is designed to help you learn to effectively present your skills, experience, and professionalism. Your interview will be approximately 20 minutes, and the remaining time will be used for you and the interviewer to discuss and critique your skills, and to address questions you may have. Please understand this is meant to IMPROVE your skills and therefore constructive criticism is essential. If you have questions or concerns about the feedback you receive please follow up with a member of the Career Center Staff.
Prepare for Your Mock Interview
Take time to review interviewing tips (Interviewing & Professional Dress), and treat this like a real interview! Be prepared to talk about yourself – interests, skills, strengths, weaknesses, and goals. If you do not have a lot of work experience you should be prepared to discuss classroom projects, community service or volunteerism, and other ways you are engaged on campus or within the Temple community.
Mock Interviews for class assignments will not be given during finals week. It is your responsibility to get your mock interview completed in a timely fashion, which meets your instructor’s deadline.
All cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance; so the cancellation is logged no later than the business day prior to the appointment. For example, cancellation of a Monday interview must be made, at latest, on Friday - the previous business day.