Interview Mad Libs

Published by

Jennifer Sethre

Introduction: Unpacking the Interview Mad Libs Technique

Interviews can be nerve-wracking experiences, often prompting uncertainty and stress. However, the 'Interview Mad Libs' technique offers an innovative way to prepare, execute, and reflect on the process. This method encourages candidates to fill in specific details about the role and company, their emotional state, and the interview's high and low points, thus creating a personalised narrative of the experience. It's a fun, engaging approach that allows candidates to critically assess their performance, identify areas for improvement, and celebrate their strengths.

Pre-Interview: Setting the Stage

The night before my interview, I reviewed _____ and _____ about the job, _____ at _____ , that I’m applying for. I also looked up a few important facts about the company: their _____, recent _____, and important______. I slept _____ hours, but this was/was not enough. On my way out the door, I almost forgot my ______!

During the Interview: Navigating the Conversation

During my interview, I kept a ______ demeanor, but almost _____ when asked a question I wasn’t sure enough about. My high point was talking about my outstanding ______ at my previous workplace, ________. When I mentioned my interest in ______, my interviewer was _____ to talk with me more about it. After they were finished asking my key questions, I asked the interviewer about ______ and _______  regarding the position I’m applying for. They were _____ to answer my questions. I could have improved my ______ during the interview, and/or my knowledge of _______.

Post-Interview: Reflection and Follow-Up

After my interview, I made a note about my ______ and ______ moments to remember for next time. The next day, I sent a thank you-note via _______. Within ______ days, I followed up with the recruiter.

By using the Interview Mad Libs technique, you can turn the often daunting process of job interviews into a structured and informative experience. This fun approach encourages critical reflection, continuous learning, and personal growth in your professional journey.