CINCINNATI - Becky Scheeler plays hardball when she conducts mock interviews for Cincinnati Works.
Scheeler is the Volunteam 9 Volunteer of the Month for all of the work she does to get people back into the workforce.
"As soon as we stand up, say your full name, make eye contact and shake hands, it is the real thing," said Scheeler a corporate recruiter for Centennial Incorporated.
Scheeler's passion is to help people get a good start in the job market or get back on their feet.
"I know they take it really seriously because as soon as the interview is over, I've had individuals break down in tears because it was such an anxiety moment for them," said Scheeler.
This month Volunteam 9 is looking for volunteers who can help get people ready to enter the job market.
The mock interview comes after a week-long coaching program offered by Cincinnati Works. She encourages those interviewing for jobs to be prepared, arrive early and be able to answer questions like what their short-term and long-term goals are.
She adds that not everyone cries after her mock interviews.
"They're also very happy and thankful that it was over and have said it wasn't as bad as they thought. I've also received a lot of thank you notes," said Scheeler.
She says that she's convinced she's helping the community.
"I know that I'm helping people that want to get better and help themselves. It feels good," said Scheeler.
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