Mock interviews may help in job search

Mock interviews may help in job search
Sunday, June 5, 2011
By The Reporter

RSVP of Montgomery County has enhanced its free mock interview sessions offered to the public. This service is extended to college graduates, people in between jobs, the people unemployed or under-employed, and everyone in between.

Jerry Bapst, an RSVP volunteer, said, “Losing a job is like losing a part of your identity.” These volunteers coach, prep and mentor their candidates to be successful during an interview. RSVP volunteers devote an hour and a half of their time giving one-on-one advice in order to assist those who are looking to practice their interviewing skills.

The volunteers offering mock interviews are retired professionals with backgrounds in such fields as education, finance and human resources. This is a free service that will benefit anyone willing to improve their resume and interview skills. Tips are offered on polishing an existing resume and eliminating some common mistakes made by many people.

Nanette Carney, co-founder of the Carney Group, and co-worker Barb Trotter coached the team of RSVP volunteers by offering their insight and perspectives on mock interviewing. There are different types of hiring strategies and the Carney Group introduced new approaches to interviewing.

To schedule a mock interview, contact Janis Glusman, program coordinator, at RSVP (610)-834-1040, ext. 16. RSVP of Montgomery County is a nonprofit agency dedicated to promoting volunteerism among area residents 50 years and older. Go to for more information.

The Carney Group is a recruitment and placement firm To learn more, go to