Google may be a go-to place for job searches and resume writing advice, but the search engine giant now has another way to help you land your dream job.
Recently launched by Google was “Interview Warmup”, a website that can make practicing for your job interviews easy. As the name suggests, Interview Warmup is a quick way to prepare for interviews. Rather than recording yourself with your webcam, or standing in front of a mirror, it has three main ways to help you: practice, gain insights, as well as improve or help build confidence.
The website is part of the Grow with Google program, which provides training, tools and resources to help you grow your skills, career or business. It works on all major desktop platforms and web browsers, and even on mobile platforms.
Using Interview Warmup is quite simple. You can choose a field of work to practice in from the generic choices such as data analytics, e-commerce, IT support, project management, UX design, or general. You then have to answer five questions or choose from a list of background or situation questions.
Obviously, you must then speak to answer or type your answer using the keyboard. Google is quick to mention that everything you say is private to you and nothing is saved or saved. Answers can be edited at any time if a transcript comes out wrong.
Once you’ve answered, you can save all your answers or copy them to your clipboard for future reference. Powered by artificial intelligence, each answer field also shows you different insights such as terms, most commonly used words or topics of conversation to keep the interview going. There is no rating scale, and you can even retake a specific interview question if you feel you made a mistake. The idea is that Google wants to give you feedback.
As cool as this is, Google isn’t the only big tech company that wants to help make finding work easy for you. For example, Microsoft has built-in resume tools in Microsoft Word that can pull suggestions for various jobs from LinkedIn.