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Interview Tip: Videotape Your Practice Runs

You never want to come across like an over-rehearsed robot when you're interviewing for a job, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't practice. Quite the contrary. Outlining answers for predictable interview questions is crucial to your confidence, which is an attractive quality in job candidates. Applicant pools are larger than ever, so take your typical interview preparation a step further by visually critiquing your pre-performance.

Ask a friend to stand-in as your interviewer, and once you get past the initial giggling, the exercise can prove to be highly valuable. You may be surprised to find that you fidget with your fingers, nervously shake your leg or tap your foot, or play with your hair unknowingly. Polish your act by fixing your on-screen tics so you'll be all set when it's game time.

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codewhiz codewhiz 6 years
I was thinking this would be one way I could use my Creative Vado pocket video camera. But I wouldn't post that footage on the Internet, that's for sure!
aimeeb aimeeb 6 years
I'm with care I would feel more self conscious.
care0531 care0531 6 years
I have tried this and I hate it! I hate the way I sound on video and all so it makes me more upset. I just stand in front of a mirror or have someone else role play with me.
smileyface smileyface 6 years
This is a good idea. The law school I go to offers mock interviews, which you can have videotaped. Its a good tool to see how you look on an interview and to get feedback that can help you improve how you come across at an actual interview.
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