Cleveland State University

Career Services Center


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An interview can be likened to an audition or a final exam. Meeting an employer face to face is your audition for the job. Just as a performer must prepare for a performance, you must also rehearse for your appearance. In addition, just as you would never walk in to a final exam without having studied the course material, so you should never show up for an interview without proper preparation.

Mock Interviews

The Mock Interview Program is designed to help students and alumni effectively prepare for an actual interview situation. Setting up a mock interview is easy! You must come to the Career Services Center in Rhodes Tower West, Room 280 to turn in a resume and schedule your interview. Click here to view the Interview Preparation Handbook. If you prefer, a copy of the handbook will be provided when you drop off your resume and schedule your mock interview.

On the day of your mock interview allow an hour for the process. A general 15 to 20 minute interview will be videotaped with a Career Services staff person acting as the interviewer. The videotape is then played back for a discussion between you and your "interviewer". Your "interviewer" will explain what you handled effectively and the areas in which you need improvement. Not only is the mock interview an excellent method for interviewing practice, but it also provides an opportunity to view yourself: your presentation, image, and communication skills.

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Office Hours
Monday-Thursday 7:30am-6:00pm
Friday 7:30am-5:00pm
Campus Location
Rhodes West, Room 280
1860 East 22nd Street
Phone: 216.687.2233
Toll Free: 888.CSUOHIO
Satellite Office
College of Urban Affairs, UR 209
Monday: 8:00am-6:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am-5:00pm
Mailing Address
Cleveland State University 2121
Euclid Avenue, RW 280
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214

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