ALO Interview Practice

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  1. zachserna7

    zachserna7 Member

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    Hello all,

    Looking to practice for an upcoming interview with my ALO.

    Does anyone know any good resources to look at to prepare for this?

    Also, would anyone around the Chicago area be willing to perform a practice interview?

    I would like to be as prepared as possible. Thanks for the feedback

    Zach
     
  2. Christcorp

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    Suggestion. Don't practice what to answer. You'll be wasting tour time. Practice HOW to answer. Posture. Not saying ummm, like, ya know, fidgeting, looking at the interviewer instead of the floor or ceiling. Your answers to the questions aren't important. Whats important is that they are YOUR answers and you're confident in your answers.
     
  3. Pima

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    The fact is ALO's are your greatest asset and like everyone you will interview with they understand you are 17. I said this over on the ROTC forum. Think of talking to them like you would hanging out on your deck with friends of your parents. When they ask you why you want the AFA? You would have no problem defending/explaining your decision. You would feel relaxed and comfortable.

    If you want to practice ask your folks to invite some aunts/uncles, neighbors/friends for dinner. Make it a small dinner party so they can ask you questions. This will achieve several things.
    1. You becoming comfortable as the center of attention --- lessens the fidgets.
    2. You get to see how 1 answer can create a whole new set of questions. Some that you might not think of ever.
    3. If they are not military, you the student has become the teacher. ALO's want to know that you have family support.

    Finally, what good is it to have a mock interview when the participants have never participated in an interview. Old cliche, but true....it is the blind leading the blind.

    OBTW, I feel the same way about people asking others to read their essays or resumes. This is an anonymous forum, you do not know the qualifications of anyone. I have seen other candidates say they will read other posters info, JMPO, but that again is the blind leading the blind.
     
  4. zachserna7

    zachserna7 Member

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    thanks for the advice guys.
     
  5. MemberLG

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    Search this forum. You should find some typical questions. Record yourself answering those questions and watch the recording.
     

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