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This is a lesson on surviving a job interview
Computers & Internet
9, 8, 12, 11, 10
Title – Surviving A Job Interview
By – Judith Hennessy
Primary Subject – Computers / Internet
Secondary Subjects –
Grade Level – 8-12
- As part of the Careers and Financial Management course, students learn about the world of work. In this lesson, students discover ways of preparing for a job interview including tips for a successful interview, questions that may be asked, questions they should ask, and interviewing do’s and don’ts.
Educational technology being used: Internet
- Students will gain knowledge about successfully interviewing for a job as well as preparing appropriate responses to interview questions.
- Introduce the topic of job interviews and have the class briefly discuss what might take place at an interview.
- Students will be given worksheets to complete while conducting Internet research on interviewing for a job.
- Students will be directed to:
- other similar website or newspaper article in order to respond to the following:
- 1. List five tips for a successful job interview
- 2. How should you respond to a question about your weaknesses?
- 3. List five illegal interview questions.
- 4. What three choices do you have in responding to illegal interview questions?
- Students will next go to:
- and respond to the following:
- 1. What are five questions that YOU can ask an interviewer?
- 2. Find the link for
Off the Wall Wild Card Interview Questions
- . Read the article, and then list two questions that you feel are the wildest!
- 3. NOW, how would YOU respond if you were asked these two questions while interviewing for a job?
- 4. Why do you think an interviewer would ask such crazy questions?
- 5. Locate the section on Job Interviewing Do’s and Don’ts. List five interviewing Do’s you should remember.
- 6. List five interviewing Don’ts you should be aware of.
Follow-up: Students will conduct mock interviews in class.
- Handout of worksheets to complete
- Standard CDOS1: Career Development – Students will be knowledgeable about the world of work, explore career options, and relate personal skills, aptitudes, and abilities to future career decisions.
- Standard CDOS3a: Universal Foundation Skills – Students will demonstrate mastery of the foundation skills and competencies
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