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Mastering Interviews: Teaching Interview Skills to High Schoolers

How to teach interview skills to high schoolers with no job experience, no idea what they want to do, and probably no motivation. Make sure you add a big dose of self-awareness and introspection to these activities, most students aren't encouraged to think about themselves in these ways.
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Mastering Interviews: Teaching Interview Skills to High Schoolers
  • career-advice.monster.com
    career-advice.monster.com

    100 potential interview questions

    60 minute read
    Krista Greiner says:
    I like to provide the students with a vast range of interview questions. I like that this site separates them into different categories and gives so many that the students can't prepare pat answers for all of them and focus on listening in class instead of figuring out the "right" answers (hopefully).
  • How to Interview Others

    Lesson plan
    learning.blogs.nytimes.com
    learning.blogs.nytimes.com
    Krista Greiner says:
    This is a lesson plan focused on how to interview others. It's not geared toward job interviews specifically, but it does teach the same skills. Since it's great to have the students interview each other, I found it's also important to include a lesson teaching them how to conduct an interview.
  • Krista Greiner says:
    This video gives an example of a horrible interview and a better interview. It's great for showing students how they can seem, even if they think their behavior is normal or acceptable. It's great to have the students identify what was done well and poorly throughout both interviews.
  • Krista Greiner says:
    This article provides some good resources and advice. I generally don't have the students start off with interviewing each other; this comes a bit later in the process but is extremely valuable.
  • forbes.com
    forbes.com

    You Won't Hire Great People Asking These Stupid Interview Questions

    60 minute read
    Krista Greiner says:
    It's important to be able to answer stupid interview questions smartly. This article gives permission to identify stupid interview questions, and is a jumping off point to start thinking about how to best answer those questions.
  • themuse.com
    themuse.com

    How to Answer the 31 Most Common Interview Questions

    60 minute read
    Krista Greiner says:
    I really like this guide because it doesn't give pat answers--it teaches students how to identify the what interviewer is really asking with the question. I like to start with teaching students how to dissect interview questions to find their purpose and meaning. This is a good article to help with that.