Mock interviews provide candidates with an opportunity to test out their interview skills with someone who isn’t evaluating them for an actual job. A mock interview may be offered through career services for students or recent alumni, by a career coach or through a local workforce services office for candidates in the process of transitioning to a new opportunity. Here are some of the benefits of a mock interview: 1. They help you reduce stress and anxiety about interviewing: If you’re not sure how to answer typical interview questions, mock interviews provide a great opportunity for you to “test drive” your answers. Read more.