LinkedIn just launched a tool that helps job seekers prep for interviews. I gave it a test run, and it was really awkward - but it showed me 2 major mistakes I've been making.
- Job interviews can be tricky, as hiring managers often use questions designed to catch you off guard.
- To help job seekers prepare for interviews, LinkedIn just launched a new tool that provides advice on answering questions via step-by-step videos.
- I used the tool and found that while awkward at first, practicing my interview answers made me more confident.
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Job interviews can sometimes seem more like a game of wits than a test of your abilities.
Using the tool, you can watch videos of career experts who give you a step-by-step guide on how to answer interview questions. Then, you put their advice to the test by making your own videos.
LinkedIn gave Business Insider exclusive access to a mock demo of the tool before it launched (I was registered as "Jane Doe"). I found that even though making videos of myself answering questions felt uncomfortable and silly at first, I felt more comfortable practicing responses out loud over time.
"We are always looking for ways to help our members throughout their career journey, and that is especially true for their job search," Deepti Patibandla, product lead at LinkedIn, told Business Insider in a statement.
Here's what happened when I tried LinkedIn's new interview prep tool: