Learning Objectives Become familiar with typical interview questions Exploring answers to interview questions Practicing the interview dialog Stillwater Central High School CEIP Program
Pre-Test 1. If your interview is scheduled for 9am, what time should you arrive? 2. What type of professional greeting should you extend to the employer? Explain. 3. If youre not sure how to get to the employers location, what should you do? 4. Describe the type of body language that communicates interest and professional courtesy to the employer?
Resources & Technology Students will need to be able to use Microsoft Word Create a resume Students will need to have a working knowledge of the Internet Searching WBL sites for interviewing resources Students will need to have access to a quality printer Resume printing & related documents for the interview Stillwater Central High School CEIP Program
Be Ready Physically & Mentally Physically Get your rest before the interview Be sure your dresses & groomed properly Mentally Practice interview questions with a friend Walk through the typical interview process Entering the Employers Office & Greeting the Employer Stillwater Central High School CEIP Program
Preparation is Key! Use the Flash Cards to Prepare for the interview questions Rehearse interview with a friend Tape yourself and view the tape to constructively criticize yourself Be careful of posture & body language Know how to get there & get there early, about 15- 20 minutes before interview time Stillwater Central High School CEIP Program
Flash Cards Each card covers a typical interview question and answers as well as reasons why are on the back Use the cards as a way to practice the answers Mix up the cards within topics, you never know! Be prepared for the question you didnt practice! Stillwater Central High School CEIP Program
Flash Card #6 Tell me about a problem you confronted and how you solved it. Stillwater Central High School CEIP Program
Flash Card #6 Tell me about a problem you confronted and how you solved it. Think of something related to work, school, or volunteering Tell it as a story Give lots of detail The interviewer wants to see how you define the problem, identify options, and decide on a solution Stillwater Central High School CEIP Program Throw Back Question: Will this position require me to solve many problems?
Flash Card #7 Do you enjoy school? Why? Stillwater Central High School CEIP Program
Flash Card #7 Do you enjoy school? Why? Be sure to point out the positive aspects of school Talk about courses you enjoyed most and why The interviewer wants to know if you enjoy learning and might benefit from a training program Stillwater Central High School CEIP Program
Flash Card #8 Do you plan to continue your education? Stillwater Central High School CEIP Program
Flash Card #8 Do you plan to continue your education? Describe the type of post high school education you plan to attend Tell why you have decided that that was best for your career plan Adding to your education tells the employer that you want to grow and prosper, professionally as well as personally Stillwater Central High School CEIP Program
Flash Card #9 Are you at your best when working alone or in a group? Stillwater Central High School CEIP Program
Flash Card #9 Are you at your best when working alone or in a group? The best way to answer this question is to generate a statement that covers both possibilities, like Both, I enjoy working as part of a team and I can work independently to get my share of the work done. The interviewer is really questioning your flexibility here as well as your interpersonal skills Stillwater Central High School CEIP Program
Flash Card #10 What would you do if one supervisor told you to do something now and another supervisor told you to do it later?
Flash Card #10 What would you do if one supervisor told you to do something now and another supervisor told you to do it later? Careful with this one, the employer wants to know how you would handle conflict How would you handle it? Dont overreact with emotion and anger! Be cool and confidently mention to the second supervisor that you were asked by the first to complete a task and then youd be more than happy to complete second task, shows maturity and respect
Post Test 1. How important is it to be prepared for an interview? Explain. 2. How can you best prepare? Describe the steps you would take. 3. What other non-question preparations are equally important? Name 3. 4. What do you think is the hardest interview question to answer? Why? 5. What do you think is the easiest interview question to answer? Why?
Assessment Students will, create interview stack of flash cards Role play interview dialog Act out entire interview entrance prior to dialog and after Unit Project – Students research classified ads, find a job, search for location and actually prepare themselves as if they were interviewing for that job
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