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Department of Labor Statistics:  The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor is the principal Federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. Its mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate essential economic information to support public and private decision-making.

Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) is a division of the Virginia state government that provides benefits and services to unemployed citizens.

O’ Net Online – Your tool for career exploration and job analysis!
O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!

Virginia Work Force Connection:   The Virginia Employment Commission (VEC),  a partner in the Virginia Workforce Network (VWN), is the public employment service established to assist employers in finding qualified workers and to assist workers in finding suitable jobs. There are no fees charged to the employer or applicant for services. VEC staff will assist employers by screening and referring applicants to job openings, providing critical labor market information for business and economic planning, and coordinating statewide Employer Advisory Committee activities.

Career Builder a global, end-to-end human capital solutions company focused on helping employers find, hire and manage great talent. CareerBuilder leads the industry in recruiting solutions, employment screening and human capital management.

Together We Can – the premiere provider of success skills classes and resources for young adults in Hampton Roads specializing in working with at-risk populations. We partner with local organizations that serve youth by providing youth classes, resources, and staff training.

Mock Interview

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

mock interview is an emulation of a job interview used for training purposes.[1] The conversational exercise usually resembles a real interview as closely as possible, for the purpose of providing experience for a candidate. It can help a job applicant to understand what is expected in a real job interview, and can help an applicant improve his or her self-presentation. Mock interviews can be videotaped; the candidate can view the tape afterward, and get feedback. There are coaches who can provide feedback on aspects of the interview process. Mock interviews are most common for job interviews, but may also be used to train public figures to handle interrogations by journalists, as well as help candidates for office prepare for debates. Some organizations schedule mock interview events to help many students prepare for job interviews.[2] For example, some schools have mock interview training days, often organized by career and guidance counselors.[1] While the usual sense of the term is an exercise done as a form of preparation prior to applying for jobs,[3] there is another sense of the term which describes a playful or non-serious interview.[4] Mock interviews can help a person gain confidence for real interviews, as well as provide the interviewee with information about how to handle an upcoming interview.

The Mock Interview Handbook is an excellent tool to help prepare you for your next interview.

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