Are you ready to be interviewed? Have you practiced your interview answers? Do you feel confident enough to nail the interview and get the job? Have you prepared questions for the interviewers? Interviewing can make people feel nervous or anxious so combat these feelings by practicing with a great resource.
Big Interview is an online system that features new and innovative ways to help you prepare effectively for a job interview. This system combines training and practice to help improve your interview technique and build your confidence.
Big Interview offers a variety of tools including:
- Challenging, virtual mock interviews for all experience levels and hundreds of industries
- A database of thousands of interview questions with tips on how to answer them
- Feedback and ratings of practice interview answers
- A comprehensive video training curriculum covering all aspects of landing a job
- A step-by-step interview Answer Builder for crafting answers to behavioral questions
- Resume builder and Resume Curriculum
To set up your Big Interview account, please visit: https://erau.biginterview.com/ and click “Register.”
You must enter your ERAU email address, name, and password and click “Create my Account.”
Once you have created the account on your computer, download the Big Interview app to practice interviewing on your phone as well.
When you log into Big Interview, you will be taken to the Learn section which consists of two paths: The Fast Track and The Mastery Track. The Fast Track consists of sixteen video lessons covering a variety of topics Interview Fundamentals, Acing Common Questions and Closing the Deal.
All videos on Big Interview have a transcript and most have homework as well to continue working on each lesson.
In Practice section, there are four different tools: Practice Interviews, Interview Roulette, Answer Building and Question Library.The Practice Interviews section allows you to choose from six interview categories. In the General interview section, there are a variety of difficulty levels to choose from as well. Before you begin, make sure your webcam and microphone have permission to access Big Interview. There is a tips button to allow you to receive helpful information while practicing questions. Once you record an answer, you can always re-record to try again if you are not satisfied. All of your interview practice videos will be saved to the My Videos Section of Big Interview. This is also where you can share your practice interviews with friends, Career Services, professors, family or others.
Interview Roulette gives you 20 random question to answer. This section is for the more confident interviewer.
Answer Builder walks you through the steps of creating a behavioral question answer.
Question Library shows all questions within the system along with tips to create your perfect answer.
The My Resume section has numerous videos to help give guidance on creating a stellar resume. The Resume Builder is a tool that creates a resume for you by walking through the various section to add your personal information. After all information is created, the system provides a downloadable PDF resume to use.
After using all the features of Big Interview, candidates will feel more confident, prepared, and ready to go into a job or internship interview. Do more than believe: practice -William Arthur Ward
An Alumnus’s Perspective
By: Jack Harty, 2017 Aviation Business Management Major
Let’s be real…interviewing can be stressful. What are they going to ask? What should I wear? How can I practice interviewing? There is no need to stress anymore, as long as you have an internet connection! Visiting “Big Interview” will be a tremendous resource to ease your worries through short video presentations that go over everything you need from what to wear to following up after an interview. My favorite material on the website is the potential job specific questions an employer may ask; it really gets you thinking about your previous experiences and how they relate to the job you’re interviewing for. You can even record yourself answering the questions to play back which is a great way to fine tune your answers. Interviewing is a really important skill that you’ll need for your entire professional career, and Big Interview will give you plenty of tips and tricks to ace the interview!
A Student’s Perspective
By: James Palmer, Career Services Student Ambassador
As a student at Embry-Riddle, I am constantly looking for resources that can help me to learn how to improve myself and achieve better career opportunities down the line. The Career Services Big Interview resource is extremely helpful in doing just that. It provides guided lessons on how to prepare for the difficult questions that will arise during the interview process and educates me on what NOT to do in the interview. I have watched videos, googled questions, and attended seminars on how to prepare for a job interview, but this is the most helpful resource yet. I am currently a few lessons into the Fast Track portion of Big Interview, and I am greatly impressed with how much I have already learned. Along with teaching the basics of how to dress and act professionally, Big Interview breaks down the toughest questions asked during an interview, such as “Could you tell us about yourself?” or “Why are you interested in this job position?”, and educates me on how to not give the general answers and engage my interviewer. The lessons are structured around key points and are less than ten minutes long which is very manageable. Once I am done with the Fast Track portion, I will be doing the more in-depth Mastery Track to improve my interviewing skills. I already believe that I am more prepared for my next interview and I look forward to trying out the new skills that I have learned.
Another cool thing that Big Interview does is provide lessons beyond the interviewing basics. There are videos on resume building, job searching, and even negotiating an offer from a company. Big Interview even provides practice interview questions for me to be prepared for anything that might come my way. Overall, this is a great resource and I thank Career Services for providing this to us.