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What teens need to know before going to a job interview

What teens need to know before going to a job interview

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Author: Sandie Sevilla
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STANDARD 6: DEVELOP AS A PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL COUNSELOR

6.1 Establish professional goals and pursue opportunities to improve

Objective: To help teenage students prepare for job interviews.

Grade: 10th grade to 12th grade

Big Question: What are the major concepts of job interviewing for teenagers?


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Tutorial

Interview Do's and Don'ts

DO:

• Get a good night’s sleep!

• Show up 5 minutes early

• Slightly overdress

• Bring a resume

• Shake hands when greeting and leaving the interviewer

• Focus on keeping eye contact, take notes if able

• Research the company

• Prepare questions for the interviewer

• Thank them for their time

• Follow up with a thank you note or an email

DON’T:

• Bring your cell phone

• Go to the interview hungry

• CHEW GUM

• Dress flashy

• Slouch

• Swear

• Show up exactly on time, or late

• Bring friends

• Be distracted

• Yawn

• Share too much personal information

• Drink an energy drink before the interview

Source:  , Ns. INTERVIEW TIPS FOR TEENS (n.d.): n. pag. Web.

How a teen should interview for a job