How to use the mirror to prepare for challenging roles. Mirror method will help you pass your job interviews By IIBM Institute.

  • a mirror
  • a timer set for 30 minutes (typical interview length)
  • a voice recorder (smart phone, computer, IC recorder: anything that will record your voice for playback and review)
  • Use these mirror method steps to cover interview questions.

Write these 7 core interview questions 

  • Tell me about yourself/walk me through your résumé.
  • What are your three greatest strengths and three greatest weaknesses?
  • Provide me with an example showing your leadership.
  • What role do you usually play in teams?
  • Tell me about a time that you had to work on a team that did not get along.
  • Tell me about a time when you failed. What did you learn from the experience?
  • What are your goals?

Shuffle your question cards every time you practice. Keep opening questions (“tell me about yourself” or “walk me through your résumé”) at the top of your stack and closing questions (“what else?” and Q&A) at the bottom. For all other questions, make sure to change the order every time.

This will help you to be prepared – you can never know in what order your interviewer will decide to ask her questions (interviewing is more art than science).

If you expect questions to follow a particular logical order, you might be surprised and unprepared if the interviewer follows her logic and asks the questions in a different order than you expected.

It will also help you to master your material – we build long-term memory through repetition in random order.