What is an Interview?
An interview is a conversation, which is held between two or more individuals where some questions are asked by the interviewer to obtain information about the interviewee. When the assignment Conduct a Job Search was given to us, we were excited. This kind of project was not only to help graduating students, like ourselves but anyone who is entering the workforce.
An interview can be one of the best experiences. The interviewing program we have developed will be taught through slides, presentation, systematic activities, and skits. Individual folders will be handed out including pictures that will demonstrate how to wear the right clothes for the interview. The skits that some of participants in the session will be partake in is to give them a little feel on what types of appropriate things they could say and not say (which can play a big part whether or not you will get hired). During the training session, we will motivate the class by having donuts and coffee to show our appreciation for coming to the session. We hope to give the participants a peace of mind on what could assist them with finding employment or a great career.
Table of Contents
o Interview Groundwork Objectives
o Pretest (see appendix)
• Job Seeking
o What to Bring
o Resumes (see appendix)
o Cover Letters (see appendix)
o Thank you letters (see appendix)
• Proper Interview Attire
o Before the Interview
• Activity: How to tie a tie
• Game: HIRED
o Score card (see appendix)
• Skits Introduction
o Proper Interview
o Unprepared/Inappropriate dress
• Behavior While on Interview
• Helpful tips
• Posttest (see appendix)
Interview Groundwork: Steps to the Interview educates people on how to go about obtaining employment and the process one goes through from finding a job to the interview. From this training session we hope you obtain knowledge of different areas and ways to look for a job, writing resumes and cover letters, proper attire for the interview, commonly asked interview questions, and how to behave while on an interview. We will achieve this through discussions, skits, handouts, and hands on activities. We hope that this motivates people to be honest, look their best, and be prepared while on an interview.
Timeline for Training Session
5 Minutes: Introduction/Pretest
5 Minutes: Job seeking (resume/cover letter/thank-you letter)
10 Minutes: Proper Interview Attire/Prior to the interview/how to tie a tie activity
5 Minutes: HIRED Game (interview questions)
15 Minutes: Interview Skits
5 Minutes: Proper Interview Behavior