Interview

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  1. tx2022

    tx2022 Member

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    Has anyone had their admissions interview? I was curious if it is as awkward as it sounds doing it over FaceTime. I have mine this week
     
  2. Dadx4

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    Was wondering when those were going to start. DS hasn't heard anything. Good luck on your interview!
     
  3. Capt MJ

    Capt MJ 10-Year Member

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    To help with the awkwardness by preparing as best you can, google "Facebook or skype job interview tips." Many helpful articles will pop up on how to set iup the surroundings and prep. Much more than you will need, but pick out what seems helpful.

    I was a job-seeker this past year and had many of these. I dressed for them, dedicated a quiet area with a carefully chosen background (blank wall in guest room with closed door), and trained myself to look at the camera eye not the screen. There are parallels with your situation. It's a professional conversation, not a casual chat with a friend.

    I also had a sticky note stuck to my laptop in front of me in my sight line with "Smile. Slow down. Say what you need to say, stop. LISTEN TO THE QUESTION."

    Get a parent or a friend to ask you some trial questions, tape yourself or ask for feedback on how you came across. Advanced prep!

    These are little things, but they may help reduce the oddness and help you feel armored up on technique.

    Good luck!
     
  4. Wishful

    Wishful "Land of the free, because of the brave..." 5-Year Member

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    Practice makes perfect...
     
  5. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator 10-Year Member

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    Hey all!

    Okay...I'll piggyback on this...I'm also curious about how awkward this "might" be or "might not." It's definitely going to be something new and different, especially for the ALO's. I have one to do with a young man "from the heartland." This will be the first time I've done an interview/evaluation of a candidate that I don't know, I haven't spoken with teachers, coaches, ministers, job bosses, etc. In essence, I know nothing about this young man today other than whats in his candidate file.

    I'm "guessing" this will be a 1-2 HOUR long SKYPE call...be prepared for something like that. I need to "get to know" this candidate in a short amount of time so I will have a bunch of questions, and I'm sure he will to.

    It's a new process this cycle; there'll be some rough spots, but it will work out.

    Steve
    USAFA ALO
    USAFA '83
     
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