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Interview Stream: Web-Based Interview Practice

What is it?  |  Who can use it? |  Log in  |  How much time does it take?  
Can I use it more than once?  |  3 easy steps  |  More resources  |  I don't have a webcam!  
I want someone to review my interview  |  Is this the only practice interview option?

 

What is it?

  • Interview Stream is a web-based mock interview program to assist you in preparation for upcoming interviews for internships, jobs, or graduate or professional school admission. It is a simple, fun, and effective way to refine and master your interviewing skills. This program has been offered by Career Services since the start of spring semester 2010.

Who can use it?

  • Anyone with a Virginia Tech PID and password; so that includes students, employees and alumni.
    Alumni who need VT PID and password help, see Alumni Association instructions on VT PID + password. Career Services has no control over or access to VT PID and password issues!

Where do I log in?

How much time will I need to use it?

  • In about 30 minutes you can get logged in, follow some basic steps to do a general interview, record your responses to interview questions and review your responses.
  • Time will vary among users because you have the opportunity to:
    • Re-try responses, save or delete responses.
    • Select from a detailed menu of questions (instead of using a general interview).
    • Stop anytime, and log in later to finish an interview.
    • Use other resources on the Dashboard, like tips and webinars.

Can I use it more than once?

  • Sure can. You can save responses and review them later. You can choose different interview questions.

Three easy steps to Interview Stream:

(A detailed tutorial is in Interview Stream; select "Tutorial" in the User Dashboard)
After you log in to Interview Stream:

  1. Choose Interview Set: Pick your interview set or create your own interview from a list of over 1500 questions.
  2. Conduct Practice Interview: Conduct your interview with any webcam, any MAC, any PC, anywhere, anytime. Video interviewer will ask the first question, then the webcam begins recording. Mouse-click to stop recording. Review, retry, or continue to the next question.
  3. Watch and Share with Others: Click a question to review a response. Review it with a friend or professor or career advisor. You'll also have the opportunity to count your filler words ("umm," "like," "you know!")
See interview attire guidelines for men AND women.

Interview ready:
classic &
professional

Use all the resources provided:

  • Take advantage of all components on the User Dashboard, which includes interview tips and a webinar on strategies and tactics to succeed in the interview process.

If you don't have access to a webcam:

  • No webcam? Call our office at (540) 231-6241 during office hours and we'll work with you to schedule a time for you to come in and use a Career Services computer with webcam in in a private room in our office.

Want a review of your Interview Stream interview afterward?

  • You can request an appointment during which a Career Services advisor would review your web-based interview with you (subject to scheduling availability). Call (540) 231-6241 or visit our office during office hours to schedule. Once scheduled, you must e-mail the advisor the link to your interview so s/he can be ready for your one-on-one meeting.
  • You can also give review access to others: faculty members who have assigned a practice interview, advisors, friends, etc. It's a simple matter of e-mailing that person while you are in Interview Stream (having asked that person's permission in advance, of course!).

Is Interview Stream the only way to have a practice interview through Career Services?

 

Interview Stream login

Sponsor

Thanks to Kohl's for sponsorship, starting fall 2014, of this service to benefit Virginia Tech students.

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See interview attire guidelines for men AND women.

Look professional,
even when you practice.