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5. Hold a Practice Interview with a Partner

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In this video, you will sit with a partner and conduct a practice interview.

One of the best ways to get comfortable doing interviews is to practice with someone else.

First, share your “Interview Notes” document with your partner.

Click “Share” and add your partner’s email address.

Select “Can edit.”

Once your partner has shared their document with you, open it.

From a new tab or window, open Google Drive.

Then, find the file in your shared files.

Click it to open.

Find “Employer Questions” in the table of contents and click the link.

If you don’t see the link in your partner’s document, update the table of contents or scroll through the document until you find the questions your partner collected.

Next, spend 10 to 15 minutes interviewing your partner using the questions in their interview notes document.

As your partner responds to your questions, take mental notes about their body language and their answers.

When you have both finished interviewing each other, give your partner feedback in their document.

In your partner’s document, create a heading called “Interview Feedback.”

Create a bulleted list underneath.

Add at least one bullet point that describes a strength your partner had while interviewing.

Then, add another bullet point to describe something your partner could improve.

When you have added at least one strength and one suggestion to your partner’s document, open *your* document again to read the feedback your partner gave you.

Then, move on to the next video to wrap up this unit.

Now, it’s your turn: Share your interview notes document with your partner.

Spend 10 to 15 minutes interviewing your partner.

Then, have them interview you.

When you’re done interviewing each other, add feedback to your partner’s document.

Add a heading for “Interview Feedback.”

Then, add at least one bullet point with a strength and one bullet point with a suggestion for your partner.

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Instructions
  1. Share your interview notes document with your partner.
  2. Spend 10-15 minutes interviewing your partner. Then, have them interview you.
  3. Add feedback to your partner's document under "Interview Feedback." Add at least one strength and one suggestion.