The best way to prepare for post-graduate opportunities is to practice your interview skills. Our interview preparation resources allow you to hone your interviewing skills while developing confidence in your ability to deliver strong interview performances.
You don't have to be searching for a job or internship to engage with these resources; it is never too early to start working on this essential career development skill!
Interviewing Career Guides
Interview Preparation Career Guides
- Dress to Impress
- The First Job Interview
- Preparing for your Second Interview
- Big Interview Negotiations Curriculum
Click here to view all the career guides that will assist you in your career planning and job search process.
You have at your disposal a variety of tools including:
- Challenging, virtual mock interviews for all experience levels and dozens of industries
- A database of thousands of interview questions with tips on how to answer them
- A comprehensive video training curriculum covering all aspects of interview success, landing a job and the art of negotiation.
The great thing about Big Interview is that it is entirely asynchronous interview training, meaning you can review interview preparation resources and participate in a practice interview any date, anytime.
To get started on Big Interview:
- Visit Big Interview to register for an account
- Register for a free account using your @my.fsu.edu email
- Click Register in the top right corner to activate your account
- Access virtual mock interviews by clicking “Practice” at the top right corner, then clicking “Practice Interviews”
The Career Center offers virtual mock interviews. If availability permits, you can schedule a mock interview with your Career Liaison or other trained Career Center staff, tailored to your individual occupational area, industry, or graduate school interview. Access NoleNetwork to search for available appointments. If there are no slots that meet your availability, you can have a virtual mock interview with Big Interview, an additional interview preparation resource.
Interviewees should login to NoleNetwork and pull up their appointment request page at least 10 minutes before the start of the interview. Business professional attire is required.
FALL 2020 SIGN-UP WILL BEGIN SEPTEMBER 14
FALL 2020 MOCK INTERVIEWS CAN BE SCHEDULED BETWEEN SEPTMBER 14 – NOVEMBER 23
*Mock interviews must be scheduled AT LEAST 48 hours in advance
*It is strongly recommended you schedule your mock interview early in the semester, slots fill quickly before career events and assignment deadlines
Register for a Mock Interview
How Do I Schedule a Mock Interview?
- Login to your NoleNetwork account: https://fsu-csm.symplicity.com/
- Click Appointments on the left-hand side
- Click “Request New Appointment”
- In the “Type” drop-down, select “Mock Interviews”
- Scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Check Availability”
- Upcoming appointments will then appear on the right-hand side of the appointment request window
When filling out the appointment request details, be sure to attach your resume and cover letter as one 2-page document*. If you do not attach your resume and cover letter in one document, your mock interview will be rejected.
*Note: Mock interviews are based on the one page document that includes your resume and cover letter. Mentors will use the company/industry you list and will ask you questions that you might be asked during an actual interview.
Once you click “Submit Request” you will get an email confirmation from the system. When your appointment is approved you will also receive an email.
Locating Your Mock Interview Zoom Link
All mock interviews will be offered via Zoom during the virtual instruction period. After your mock interview is approved, you will receive a separate email which includes the Zoom link for your mock interview appointment.
You must save this email and be able to locate it at the time of your mock interview. It will only be sent once.
- Sender: FSUCareerCenter@csm.symplicity.com
- Subject: IMPORTANT: Mock Interview Zoom Link
- Email Example:
Making Changes to Your Schedule
- Email email@example.com
- Use the subject line: Mock Interview Change Request
- In the body of the email, be sure to include your full name, the time and date of your scheduled mock interview, and the details you would like to change.
This is also how you can cancel your mock interview.
Mock interviews must be canceled AT LEAST 48 hours in advance by following the work-flow discussed in the above section.
- Any student that does not show up or cancel a mock interview will be blocked from participating in any on-campus interviewing activities until a letter of apology addressed to the Mock Interview Mentor is emailed to the Assistant Director for Mock Interviews.
- Two no-shows or late cancellations within the same semester will result in a permanent loss of ALL on-campus interviewing privileges.
- Documented illness is not considered a no-show; however, an apology letter is still required and should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org