Career Center

University of Mississippi

Interviewing

Interviewing for a job can be stressful to say the least. We provide a number of services that help educate you about what employers look for and how to increase your performance during interviews.

 

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Big Interview

Big Interview is an interactive online system that combines training AND practice to help improve your interview technique and build your confidence.

You have at your disposal a variety of tools including:

  • Challenging, virtual mock interviews for all experience levels and dozens of industries
  • A database of thousands of interview questions with tips on how to answer them
  • The ability to rate and share your interview answers for feedback
  • A comprehensive video training curriculum covering all aspects of landing a job
  • A step-by-step interview Answer Builder for crafting answers to behavioral questions

Information on how to access Big Interview:

STEP 1: Go to https://olemiss.biginterview.com/ and click “Register”.

STEP 2: Complete registration process

STEP 3: You’ll then receive a confirmation email at your SCHOOL email address. Click “Verify” in the email, and you’ll be able to start using Big Interview.

Mock Interviews

Students are encouraged to make a one-hour appointment with a member of the Career Center staff for a mock interview. A mock interview is simply a practice interview to gain interview experience and to get an honest critique before venturing into a real-life interview.

Students should bring a copy of their resume by the Career Center 48 HOURS PRIOR TO the scheduled mock interview. Students should also come dressed and prepared as if for an actual interview. Staff members treat the interview just as a company recruiter would. Following the interview, the staff member will critique the student’s performance and offer helpful suggestions for improvement for future interviews.

Additional Interviewing Information

Several of our online services and Career Center Library materials provide helpful advice on interviewing. The online advice can be accessed through Handshake and the additional resources link. Look for the Vault Career Library.