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Interview Prep   v2.0

Be well prepared for that important interview with this in-depth study aid created by career management experts. Interview Prep systematically walks you through the most frequently asked interview questions, with tips, strategies, things to avoid, and answers. You can record your customized answers, and then be able to quickly and comprehensively rehearse in an organized way.
  • gives you the best possible head start in preparing for interviews
  • combines content from experts who have helped thousands of job candidates ace their job interviews
  • includes all of the key questions that are typically asked, with detailed explanations of each question's underlying purpose, tips for giving the best answers, and things to avoid
  • complete customization to your particular talents and career situation - tailor fit any of the questions and supporting material
  • practice / rehearsal mode for when you are mobile just prior to your interview appointment - an ideal way to refresh your memory just when you need it
  • random ordering so that you can quickly change the question order in practice mode, to prepare you for the dynamic interview environment
  • favorites, so that you can focus on just the most challenging questions that apply to your particular situation
  • extras, giving essential advice on Phone Screens, What to Wear, Interview Etiquette, Questions to Ask, and more
  • export, to email yourself a Study Guide for when you do not have mobile access

This demo will show you all of the main screens and features included in the Interview Prep application. The demo is organized in our recommended logical order, to prepare you for interviewing in the most efficient and comprehensive way!

To install this application, search for 'Interview Prep' or 'crossapps.net' in Android Market or Amazon AppStore.

Part 1. Learning and Review

Main Screen

  • the first screen you will see is "Learning Mode" displaying all questions in logical order
  • to begin your review, tap on the first question ...

Detailed Review Screen - Part 1

  • the detailed review screen provides in-depth material to help you think through the question and it's context
  • Category can be used later to focus on a particular area of concentration
  • the section labelled What the interviewer may be trying to determine helps you understand the likely purpose of the question from the interviewer's perspective
  • the next Suggested Strategy section gives tips on how best to answer the question, with examples
  • continued in part 2 on the next screen ...

Detailed Review Screen - Part 2

  • the Avoid section points out some common interviewing mistakes to avoid
  • the My Answer section is a place where you can enter your own best answer, after giving the material some thought
  • in most cases, you can just enter the keywords that will remind you of your own best answer, which avoids too much memorization and sounding too word-for-word rehearsed
  • even better, if your mobile has speech recognition with an easy-to-use speech-to-text feature, you can just speak your answer!
  • initially, all questions are flagged as Favorites, but if a particular question just doesn't seem relevant to your situation, you can uncheck Favorites now (more on this subject later)
  • when you're finished with this question, tap on the Save Changes button ...

Back to the Main Screen

  • you have now finished a careful review of the first most typical question asked in interviews, why its asked, and how you are going to handle it like a pro
  • now take your time to work through each question in turn
  • any significant interview is going to cover a lot of material, so give this learning phase the time it deserves
  • you may need several sessions to work through all these most important questions, but once you have you'll find most of the context is now in your memory recall, just needing a timely refresher
Part 2. Practice and Rehearsal

Menu Change to Practice / Rehearsal - Part 1

  • once you've finished reviewing all the questions, you're ready for review and practice just prior to actual interviews
  • tap your mobile's MENU button to get access to the advanced features shown on the left
  • we'll discuss all of the advanced features later in this tutorial
  • for now, just tap on Action Modes ... to see more choices
  • continued on the next screen ...

Menu Change to Practice / Rehearsal - Part 2

  • we're finished with Learning / Review mode, at least for now
  • tap to select Practice / Rehearsal mode ...

Practice / Rehearsal Mode - Part 1

  • back to the question list again, but this time read the first question
  • mentally rehearse your answer
  • when you're ready, either because you've remembered the essence of what you want to say, or not, then tap the question
  • continued on the next screen ...

Practice / Rehearsal Mode - Part 2

  • up pops your answer keywords, so you can check if your mental rehearsal was on the mark or if you need more practice
  • if you didn't enter your own answer, the popup will show the tips from the Suggested Strategy section
  • if your memory still needs more help, you can tap the More detail button to redisplay the Detailed Review Screen
  • back a few slides to the one showing the menu, you may have noticed the Random Order checkbox, which you can try out now - it will "shuffle" the questions, to help you practice for the dynamic interview environment
  • this practice mode is perfect for when you are mobile, anytime in the hours before your scheduled interview appointment
Part 3. Advanced Features

Favorites Selection

  • the Favorites feature lets you focus on a shorter list of questions as chosen by you
  • you may wish to weed out some questions that just aren't relevant to your situation, or because you need more practice on certain questions
  • you can switch to Favorites only selection mode at any time, by using the Question Selection menu and its Favorites submenu feature
  • favorites may be selected as you review question details in the first place (as described in the fourth slide above, titled "Detailed Review Screen - Part 2"
  • you can also select favorites at any time using the Pick Favorites menu feature, which brings up the screen shown here
  • all you have to do is check or uncheck boxxes, then click on the Save button

Customizing Questions and Content

  • in order to tailor fit to your own talents and abilities, you may wish to customize the text of the questions, their supporting material, or even add you own questions
  • complete customization is a unique feature of Interview Prep, as shown in this slide
  • you can switch to customization mode by using the Action Modes ... menu and its Edit / Add Questions submenu feature

Extra Interviewing Tips Features

  • Interview Prep also includes free "extras", full of useful interviewing advice from our career management experts
  • this slide shows part of the Interview Etiquette tips
  • you can browse through all of this advice via the Extras ... menu and its submenus
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