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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.

Professional Dress

The following are several resources from Candid Career on how to dress professionally for your interview or job. Just click on the picture to view the video!

 

 

 

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.

 

Career Center Interview Suites

Students have the opportunity to reserve one of our interview suites to use for any virtual interviews they may have. These rooms are a quiet place with excellent internet where a student can fully focus on their interview without distractions.

NOTE: You must wear a mask and follow all other COVID-19 Procedures when coming into the Career Center. When a single student reserves an interview space, they can remove their mask once they are in that space. Once a student completes the interview, they must put their mask back on before exiting the room.

 

How to Reserve a Room for Virtual Interviews

On-Campus Interviewing with Employers

Employers can schedule in-person interviews with students as needed in the Career Center. A student can find these interviews on Handshake. The employer will schedule the appointment with the student.

Procedures for In-Person Interviews with Employers

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.