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This is a lesson on surviving a job interview


Computers & Internet  


8, 9, 10, 11, 12  

Title – Surviving A Job Interview
By – Judith Hennessy
Primary Subject РComputers / 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.

Tools And Resources: Internet Websites:

    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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