Volunteer as a Mock Interviewer

Use Your Expertise to Help Students

Hopelink is looking for hiring managers and HR professionals from local companies to volunteer as mock interviewers! Can you help?

Hopelink offers English for Work classes to help prepare immigrants and refugees for the U.S. workforce. Each quarter Hopelink holds mock interview events for our students. Mock interviews occur during regularly scheduled class time, and many students have told us that this is the most valuable activity in the course.

General Information

  • Volunteers play the role of hiring managers to interview our students. Hopelink will assign each volunteer 1-4 students to interview and will supply them with the following: a job posting that each student has selected to be interviewed for, each student’s resume, interview questions, and feedback forms. When volunteers interview students, they pretend they are the hiring manager of the company from the job posting. So, if a student has selected a job posting for a cashier job at Fred Meyer, the volunteer will pretend he/she is a Fred Meyer hiring manager. (Imagination and role- playing skills are necessary!) After each interview, volunteers provide feedback and encouragement.
  • Goal: Help students build confidence and identify areas for improvement in order to prepare them for REAL job interviews!

Please contact Judy Faast ([email protected]) if you can help with one or more of the following events:

Bellevue Hopelink
Tuesday, June 5
8:30AM – 11:30AM
(Note: This is our largest class and requires the most support.)

Shoreline Hopelink
Tuesday, June 5

Kirkland Hopelink
Wednesday, June 6
8:30AM – 11:30AM

Redmond Hopelink
Thursday, June 7
5:00PM - 8:00PM

You will receive copies of the interview questions and updated feedback forms if you want to participate. More information can also be found on the What to Expect Document.

Please contact Judy Faast ([email protected]) if you can help or want to get on the list for future mock interviews. 

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