On-Campus Mock Interview -> Real Interview?

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There are a number of companies offering mock interviews at my university next month and I signed up with one of the participating firms. Although its a mock interview, what are the chances of me landing a real interview if I perform well? Have any of you gotten a real interview out of a mock?

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Comments (4)

Dec 15, 2010

Grain of Salt Disclaimer: speculation.

From what I've gathered, networking is what you make out of it. So, "what are the chances...of landing a "real" interview?" The odds of getting an "official" on-the-books interview is directly proportional to what kind of relationship you foster with the mock interviewer. So treat it as if it is a first stage interview that you were lucky to get through school connections. It's what it is.

Build a good rapport, then follow up on it. You can't do anymore, you shouldn't do any less.

"The only point in making money is so you can tell some big shot where to go."
-Bogie

Dec 15, 2010

Make the best of it by:

1) getting the interviewers business card
2) follow up within 24 hours thanking them (assuming theyre away from office for 1 day, otherwise if later you can wait 2-3 days)
3) they should respond to 2), if not follow up a week later and ask what the next steps should be for you to secure a second/final round.

Jan 14, 2012

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Jan 15, 2012