Today you will have a chance to show these qualities of integrity, humility, courtesy, wisdom, and charity as you participate in a mock job interview.
Let’s define our terms: Integrity: Being as good as your word Humility Give credit to others if they helped you Courtesy Showing good manners Wisdom Smartness that comes from experience Charity Being generous and giving back to others
Let’s not forget honesty! Honesty has a special term in business. It’s called “business ethics”. Ethics are the standard that help determine what is good, right, and proper.
It’s important to show all these qualities in a job interview. A job interview is a meeting between employer and a job applicant. The employer finds out whether the applicant is “suitable” (a good match) for the job.
“Applicant” means someone who is looking for a job. They request or seek employment.
The key component to a strong interview is the handshake.
It’s important to make eye contact and have a firm grip.
A firm handshake and a greeting set the tone for the interview.
Let’s practice giving a greeting and a firm handshake.
One of the most important things you can do to prepare for an interview is to think ahead. What questions might the interviewer ask you? (You can probably guess many of the most common questions.)
Turn to pages 58 and 59 in your workbook; “Making the Right Impression”. These are some of the questions an interviewer might ask. What would your answers be?
It’s time to try out these answers on a practice interview. Meet in groups of three. One person is the interviewer, one is the applicant, and one person evaluates. Use page 60 to mark your evaluation. Take turns.
Practice makes perfect! Knowing what is going to be asked helps you to be friendly, focused and confident. Please complete the Word Map on page 61 when you are done.
Tomorrow, during Junior Achievement, you will be called down to the media center for an interview. This is your chance to make a great impression! Dress appropriately and practice your interview skills tonight. Good Luck!