After your mock interview, ask the interviewer and/or a different friend or colleague to critically review the video, preferably with you.
Note their advice and guidance. If you have already done or are preparing a few mock interviews, keep track of which comments belong to which video! Review the video at least once – you may benefit from more times – keeping their suggestions in mind.
Rehearse and enhance your job interview performance.
Examples of Feedback Questions
Enhance the interview feedback you receive by asking key post-interview questions.
Use these questions to prepare a mock interview evaluation form.
1. Where was the main problem area during my interview?
This is a good place to start – a general question that can help you understand where you need to work and what needs to be emphasized.
2. Were there good points during my interview?
By asking you will learn in which areas you excel in the interview process.
This will give you confidence, and the drive to improve in areas where you were not so successful.
3. Was I lacking in my preparation relating to the interview? The submission of my resume?
Most people are better able to give more information when asked specific questions.
4. How was my attitude during the interview?
If your attitude isn’t right it can turn the interviewer off.
You may not be aware of how your attitude surfaces and appears to others; finding out gives you the knowledge you need to correct this before your next interview. Make certain you do!
5. Was my body language good?
Body language is non-verbal communication. Interviewers and recruiters are trained to pick up on this. Ensure that you are exuding only positive messages.
6. Do you have anything to add about my appearance and presentation?
The interview feedback provided here gives you what you need to make any changes necessary, thereby assuring a more successful interview.
7. Do you have any other suggestions for me?
Do not become offended by the interviewers’ answers. Let their constructive criticism benefit you.
Your mock interview can be a very valuable tool. Learn to make the most of it and before long you’ll be interviewing like a pro.
“Interview feedback questions are like learning a new language – before you know it you’ll be a pro.”
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