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Job Interview Training with Molly Porter

Scenario

The fictional company, Wondersmart, is opening a new location and conducting interviews for 8 job positions. Molly Porter, the hiring manager, has invited you for a job interview. Practice interviewing with Molly to gain skills on the proper techniques and build confidence in build confidence for real-life interviews. You can practice effective methods of sharing factors that apply to your life such as: mental illnesses, disclosing accommodations, prior military experience, or involvement with the justice system. Show Molly the best of your abilities and try to receive a job offer at Wondersmart!

Performing your best at the job interview can be the determining factor in successfully receiving a job offer. This moment can be stressful for anyone, especially if it is the first time. Knowing how to show the best of your capabilities and avoid common mistakes can help you stand out as an applicant to secure your next job position successfully and confidently.

Users

Job Seekers
of All Ages

Recommended
Plays

3 - 5
minimum*

Average Time
per Session

10 - 20
minutes

*per level of play; includes a level of progression system to advance through the training

Teaching Objectives:

  • Displaying Honesty, Interest, Dependability, and Teamwork
  • Maintaining Positivity and Professionalism
  • Sharing Personal Life Topics ( i.e. Involvement with Justice System, Work History Gaps, Disclosing Accommodations)
  • Negotiating Best Arrangements for Employment

Included in Training:

  • A Training Guide with information on locating job positions, the interviewing process, and a comprehensive job application.
  • A Simulated Conversation with a varied character to prepare learners for the varying challenges of interviewing. Molly offers three levels to challenge your skills: Easy, Medium & Hard.
  • Comprehensive Feedback during and after each play to help guide skill development

This training was developed in collaboration with The University of Michigan. They completed extensive research on the training through the Level Up Lab. To read more about UM's research efforts, visit: The Level Up Lab

Research

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Smith, M. J., Wright, M. A., Fleming, M. F., Bell, M. D., Humm, L., & Olsen, D. (2016). Virtual reality job interview training and 6-Month employment outcomes for individuals with substance use disorders seeking employment. PubMed. Read More

Smith, M. J., Bell, M. D. (2016). Response: Importance of virtual reality job interview training in today's world. PubMed. Read More

Smith, M. J., Fleming, M. F., Wright, M. A., Jordan, N., Humm, L. B., Olsen, D., & Bell, M. D. (2015). Job offers to individuals with severe mental illness after participation in virtual reality job interview training. Psychiatric Services, 66(11), 1173-1179. Read More

Smith, M. J., Fleming, M. F., Wright, M. A., Roberts, A. G., Humm, L. B., Olsen, D., & Bell, M. D. (2015). Virtual reality job interview training and 6-month employment outcomes for individuals with schizophrenia seeking employment. Schizophrenia Research, 166(1-3), 86-91. Read More

Smith, M. J., Fleming, M. F., Wright, M. A., Losh, M., Humm, L. B., Olsen, D., & Bell, M. D. (2015). Brief report: Vocational outcomes for young adults with autism spectrum disorders at six months after virtual reality job interview training. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 45(10), 3364-3369. Read More

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Smith, M. J., Ginger, E. J., Wright, M., Wright, K., Boteler Humm, L., Olsen, D., Bell, M. D., & Fleming, M. F. (2014). Virtual reality job interview training for individuals with psychiatric disabilities. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 202(9), 659-667. Read More

Smith, M. J., Ginger, E. J., Wright, K., Wright, M. A., Taylor, J. L., Humm, L. B., Olsen, D. E., Bell, M. D., & Fleming, M. F. (2014). Virtual reality job interview training in adults with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44(10), 2450-2463. Read More

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Humm, L. B., Olsen, D. E., Be, M., Fleming, M., & Smith, M. (2014). Simulated job interview improves skills for adults with serious mental illnesses. Stud Health Technol Inform, (199), 50-54. Read More

Smith, M. J., Ginger, E. J., Wright, K., Wright, M. A., Taylor, J. L., Humm, L. B., Olsen, D. E., Bell, M. D., & Fleming, M. F. (2014). Virtual reality job interview training in adults with autism spectrum disorder. J Autism Dev Disord, 10(44), 2450-2463. Read More

Smith, M. J., Ginger, E. J., Wright, M., Wright, K., Humm Boteler, L., Olsen, D., Bell, M. D., & Fleming, M. F. (2014). Virtual reality job interview training for individuals with psychiatric disabilities. J Nerv Ment Dis, 9(202), 659-667. Read More

Smith M.J., Boteler Humm L., Fleming M.P., Jordan N., Wright M.A., Ginger E.M., Wright K., Olsen D., & Bell M.B. (2015). Virtual reality job interview training in veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation. 2015 May; 42(3):271-279. Read More

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Olsen, D. E. (2014, April 2). SIMmersion’s conversation training helps people with autism build key social skills and succeed on job interviews. PRWeb. Read More

Olsen, D. E. (2014, January 30). New study shows SIMmersion’s virtual reality technology can combat unemployment by preparing job seekers for interview questions. PRWeb. Read More

Bell, M. D., & Weinstein, A. (2011). Simulated job interview skill training for people with psychiatric disability: Feasibility and tolerability of virtual reality training. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 37(suppl 2), S91-S97. Read More

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